Washington Blindness Injury Attorneys
Phillips Law Firm Can Handle Your blindness Injury Claim
Blindness and eye injuries can happen during a car accident or work place accident. This devastating injury can totally change a person’s life for the rest of their lives and cause them to change their lifestyles and professions completely. The experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Firm will help you seek proper compensation for your blinding injury.
Blindness Injuries in Washington State
What is Blindness?
Blindness is legally defined by the federal government as:
- Total Blindness – Known as NLP (no light perception)
- Visual Acuity of 20/200
- Visual Field of less then 20 degrees
- Color Blindness
What Accidents Cause Blindness Injury?
- Corneal Injury
The cornea can be damaged by coming in contact with a sharp object, injuring the eye itself.
- Optical Nerve Damage
This can be caused by trauma to the eye or eye socket. The impact or shards of bone can damage the optical nerve connecting the eye to the brain.
- Rotating Brain Injury
In motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents, even though a victim is wearing a helmet, the brain can rotate in the skull damaging optical nerves.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Blindness as associated with TBI is caused by damage to the visual cortex in the back of the head. Thus falling injuries can cause permanent blindness.
- Negligent Driving
Negligent driving is DUI, speeding, and other reckless behavior that can cause a devastating car wreck resulting in blindness due to TBI, shattering glass, etc.
- Chemical Burn or Spill
Thousands of hazardous chemicals are used in workplaces that can result in burns either from direct contact or fumes that cause blindness. Proper goggles and warnings should be provided by the employer.
There is a ton of flying debris during car accidents. Moreover, construction sites and other industrial areas have potentially hazardous debris. Proper protective gear and procedures should be in place to prevent blinding injuries.
What are the Types of Injury Blindness?
- One Eye
Blindness in one eye generally does not stop people from leading fairly normal lives. Problems with peripheral vision can lead to balance or vertigo issues. There are also life long depth issues.
- Partial Blindness
Injuries to both eyes doesn’t necessarily lead to complete blindness. The victim may see shapes, recognize color, and may or have tunnel vision.
- Temporary Blindness
Sometimes TBI corrects itself or a surgical solution involving the cornea or the optic nerve causes the victim to gain eyesight over time.
- Total Blindness (NLP)
NLP is generally irreversible and though there treatments that now deal with the brain, that doesn’t help victims with irreparable corneal, optical nerve, or damage to the eye itself.
We will seek compensation on your blindness injury for:
- Medical costs – Emergency, hospital, and fees.
- Ongoing medical costs – Physical and mental therapy, pharmaceuticals, and speech therapy.
- Loss of income – Lost wages and potential income.
- Pain and suffering – We seek general damages and special damages.
- Lost quality of life – Due to permanent personal injury or other factors.
Get started with your Free Blindness Injury Case Evaluation!
At Phillips Law Firm our blindness injury lawyers are dedicated to getting you justice and compensation you deserve. Call Phillips Law Firm at 1-800-708-6000, we are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.