TBI Eye Damage

Even if your orbital bone is not fractured, you can easily sustain a traumatic brain injury due to the violent impact of a truck crash. Your head could hit the windshield, dashboard, steering wheel, or another hard surface inside the car (or outside the car if you’re ejected from your vehicle). A significant percentage of TBI sufferers are afflicted by vision problems such as:

  • Blurred vision
  • Vertigo
  • Loss of acuity
  • Binocular dysfunction
  • Loss of spatial perception

Eyelid Injuries

Your eyelids both protect the eyes and keep them moist. If you suffer lacerations or other damage to your eyelids, you could require very expensive plastic surgery to repair them.

Cosmetic Injuries

A damaged eye can cause facial disfigurement and discomfort or embarrassment in social situations. You might find it difficult to make eye contact with others in circumstances where it’s normally expected. The psychological trauma resulting from a disfiguring eye injury should be part of your claim for damages.

The Need for a Lawyer

An eye injury can require expensive medical treatment and seriously alter your ability to work and function in daily life, so obtaining fair compensation is vital when you’re facing a future with compromised vision or partial or total blindness. The insurer might make you a quick, low offer in hopes you’ll accept it before you’ve even consulted a lawyer or determined what your long-term medical bills might be.

Once you accept a settlement, however, you may never demand more compensation, no matter what future eye problems you might develop as a result of your truck accident, so you should not accept any offer until you’ve consulted a truck crash attorney. Most personal injury lawyers will offer you a first consultation to evaluate your case, so you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by speaking to an attorney as soon as possible after your truck accident eye injury.

Multiple Defendants in a Truck Accident

Unlike a car wreck in which the victim generally demands compensation from one at-fault driver, a truck accident could be caused by more than one party. The truck driver, the trucking company, a manufacturer, a repair service, or cargo loading personnel might bear varying degrees of liability for your truck wreck eye injury. Your lawyer will work to identify all liable parties, determine their respective percentages of fault, file claims with various insurers, negotiate fair settlements, and file more than one lawsuit if reasonable compensation is not offered.

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.