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Car Accident Related Eye Injuries
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Every year, nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. sustain eye injuries in car accidents. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of eye injuries and the compensation available to injury victims.

  • Corneal abrasions are caused when glass, dust, or debris comes into contact with the cornea. Pain, squinting, swelling, excessive tearing, and increased light sensitivity can result from damage to the cornea.
  • Eyelid lacerations can be caused by flying glass and debris. Serious cuts should be treated by an ophthalmologist to check for damage to the eye itself.
  • Black eyes can be caused by flying debris or deploying airbags. Don’t dismiss a black eye as superficial- it can be a sign of a more serious injury.
  • Retinal detachment can occur when blunt trauma causes the retina to tear.
  • An orbital fracture is a break in the bones that construct the eye socket. Because this requires a great deal of force, other serious eye injuries typically result as well.
  • Hyphema occurs when blood collects in the front part of the eye. Blood may cover all or part of the iris, obstructing vision in that eye.
  • Chemical burns are the result of harmful chemicals or chemical vapors entering the eye. Leaking car fluids and older airbags are the most common source of this injury.

These injuries can often be extremely painful. In addition, they may require costly and on-going medical treatment, or lead to scarring, glaucoma and other serious complications.

Loss of vision, even if it is temporary, can cause a victim to miss time at work. This missed income plus a mounting pile of medical bills can become frustrating and overwhelming. However, if your accident was caused by the negligent actions of another person, an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can help.

If you have received an eye injury in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your losses. Compensation for eye injury victims can help cover financial losses, such as property damage and medical bills. Compensation for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering can be available too.

Contact Our Denver Personal Injury Lawyers

Denver Personal Injury Attorneys Fuicelli & Lee, P.C.At Fuicelli & Lee, our Denver personal injury attorneys can help you during this difficult time. Contact the law firm of Fuicelli & Lee, PC, for a free case evaluation. You pay nothing unless you receive a financial settlement or award. Call our office at 303-355-7202 or fill out our confidential contact form.

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