Serious and Catastrophic Eye Injuries

The Scholle Law Firm is a metro Atlanta personal injury law firm.  The law firm handles cases related to motorcycle accidents, big truck (18-wheeler) accidents, car accidents, work accidents and accidents and injuries related to premises liability cases. If you read some of our other content in our Georgia Personal Injury & Accident Guide Knowledge Center, you will see a lot of information focused on specific case types.  Because of our years of experience in handling injury cases, we are also beginning to provide more information about many of the injuries that we handle.  This topic is written by our catastrophic eye injury lawyers.   

Over the twenty plus years that our office has been representing injured Georgians, we have been involved with many cases related to catastrophic eye injuries. Our Atlanta accident attorneys and catastrophic eye injury lawyers have handled numerous cases that stem from car accidents, commercial vehicle collisions, work related incidents and significant injures resulting from defects on commercial and retail properties. The information provided here is not medical advice and it is not written by doctors. It is general information on the topic of catastrophic eye injuries.  If you have a case involving an eye injury or other serious injury caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our office today for a free case evaluation.

Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Sight is incredibly important.  Without it, we can have trouble living and working. Non-Catastrophic or minor eye injuries can lead to significant medical bills.  When we discuss catastrophic eye injuries, this includes not only significant medical bills but also substantial lost wages and the potential need for future medical care including additional surgeries, hospitalizations, or rehabilitation.  In the worst cases this can even mean a permanent impairment or disability.  

When someone else caused a situation that resulted in a catastrophic eye injury, our Atlanta accident attorneys and catastrophic eye injury lawyers can help find out whether an injured party is entitled to compensation.  Compensation includes but is not limited to money for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other non-economic and economic damages.  It does not matter if it is from a bad car accident in Atlanta or a work injury that occurred at a manufacturing plant in Columbus, our Georgia attorneys can fight hard for the compensation a catastrophic eye injury victim may be entitled to.

Even though the laws in Georgia provide for damages and compensation for injury victims and people hurt by the negligence of others, procuring it can still be difficult. Cases involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products, workplace accidents and premises liability will generally be defended by insurance defense attorneys that work for the big insurance companies. Even in cases with clear liability you can never expect an insurance defense attorney or insurance adjuster to offer maximum and equitable compensation on their own.  That is not because they are not nice people.  It is because their allegiance is not to you.  They work for insurance companies and their best interests, not yours.

Our team of skilled Atlanta accident attorneys and catastrophic eye injury lawyers have decades of experience in fighting against the big insurance companies and for the rights of injured Georgians.  We have been aggressively representing the people of Georgia for two-plus decades and have helped them recover millions of dollars in insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits.

Catastrophic Eye Injury Case Representation

No two cases are the same and neither are any two injuries.  When our firm gets a new case, we will investigate the matter to make sure we can solidify the case’s theory of negligence. Through a pre-litigation settlement or the possibility of going to court and filing a lawsuit, our catastrophic eye injury lawyers will make sure that we are demanding compensation from all culpable parties.

In the cases involving allegations that our own clients are responsible for their own injuries, we will zealously combat those arguments with evidence, facts, science and in some cases even expert testimony. We will fight hard to resolve your case without having to go to court.  However, if that is not the path the case takes, know that we have a great reputation for litigating cases and going to trial.

Cases Involving Catastrophic Eye Injuries

Again, serious eye injury cases do not all happen the same way. The scenarios that can result in eye injuries are numerous and include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • SUV Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer Accident
  • 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents Caused by Defective Equipment
  • Products Liability Cases
  • Workplace Injuries Involving Motor Vehicles Accidents
  • Premises Liability Injuries
  • Negligent Security Cases
  • Dog Bite Injuries and Animal Attack Cases

Even if you are reading this and your eye injury does not fall into one of these categories, please contact us to discuss the individual facts of your catastrophic eye injury case.

Types of Eye Injuries

The examples below are not the only types of eye injuries.  However, these are a few common types of injuries that our firm has been involved in evaluating and working on.  Here they are:

We will represent clients who have eye injuries that include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Cuts and abrasions, and more.
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Ruptured globe
  • Detached Retinas
  • Optic neuritis
  • Double Vision or Diplopia
  • Photophobia
  • Lagophthalmos
  • Hyphema (Bleeding in Eye)
  • Damage to Tear ducts
  • Lens Damage
  • Orbital fractures
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Long Term Issues with Eye Injuries

When we discussed potential compensation for damages related to eye injuries, we made a distinction that many catastrophic eye injury cases result in long term damage and many injuries do not completely heal, leaving the person with residual issues potentially for the rest of their life. Many long-term issues related to serious injuries include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sensitivity to Light
  • Vision Hindered by Shadows
  • Vision Hindered by Floaters
  • Blurry vision
  • Double Vision
  • Headaches
  • Partial Loss of Sight
  • Additional Onset of More Eye Problems
  • Permanent Blindness

Eye complications impact working, exercising, driving, and even walking and getting around your house. The life changing impact that a long term or catastrophic eye injury can have on someone is overwhelming to think about. That is why many victims of accidents that resulted in serious eye injuries contact the catastrophic eye injury lawyers and Atlanta injury attorneys at Scholle Law. Negligent people responsible for serious injuries must be held accountable.  The Lawyers at Scholle Law know how to do this and have been doing it for many years.

Who Can Be Held Responsible?

It is possible in Georgia for an injury case to involve multiple defendants. Georgia’s comparative fault makes it possible for a judge or jury to make an allocation on fault.  This means that everyone involved could share some of the fault.  That includes the injured party themselves. There is no reason to worry though because an injured party can still be found to have been negligent and recover if they are no more than 49% at fault.

Under Georgia’s comparative negligence law the plaintiff will have their damages offset by their percentage of fault.  For example, a plaintiff awarded $100,000 in damages but also having a 10% share of the fault would have 10% of their damages reduced, resulting in a $90,000 result. Under the best-case scenario, a plaintiff will have 0% fault and the remaining 100% will be allocated to the defendant or defendants.

Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers and catastrophic eye injury attorneys always investigate to make sure that all parties are brought into the claim or lawsuit.  This can be complicated, and, in many cases, a non-lawyer would have no reason to assume that there could be additional liable parties.  This is another added value of working with an experienced injury attorney.  They can help assist with doing everything they can to maximize their client’s potential responsibility.  Finding more defendants can be very important for a case because the amount of available insurance is generally an issue in most severe injury cases. Liable and or negligent parties involved in serious eye injury cases can include:

  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Motor Vehicle Owners
  • Bikers / Motorcyclists, Bicyclists, Pedestrians
  • Lyft / Uber Drivers
  • Commercial Truck drivers
  • Manufacturers of Defective Products
  • Company / Employer of Negligent Person
  • Dog Owners
  • Municipal, City, State and Federal Governments
  • Property Owners
  • Work Zone Contractors
  • Commercial Construction Contractors
  • Doctors and Medical Professionals

Damages in a Serious Eye Injury Cases

Our Catastrophic eye injury lawyers want to get you the best possible result.  Our Atlanta injury attorneys are civil lawyers and civil lawyers fight for money damages.  While other lawyers may be tasked with arguing over criminal related matters, civil lawyers generally fight with insurance companies over the amount of compensation that should be paid to their clients for the wrongdoings of their insureds. Injury attorneys use medical bills and medical records to build a case.  Generally, it is after the client has finished the bulk of their medical care before an attorney can attempt to negotiate a settlement for their injured client.  At the appropriate time, a case’s value will be established, and the overall case value will include money and compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future Medical Care
  • Permanent Disability
  • Permanent Disfigurement
  • Economic Damages
  • Non-Economic Damages

It is not uncommon for clients to have significant concern about their compensable damages and the amount of money that they can get from their injury case.  It is one of the most common questions that our attorneys are asked when we initially speak to a prospective client about a car accident, motorcycle accident, or other personal injury related matter. Unfortunately, we do not have an indication about the potential case value in the early stages of representation.  Because there are so many things that impact a case’s ultimate settlement or resolution value, it is premature to even guess or estimate a value until a lot more information is unknow.  While we cannot discuss this issue during an initial case evaluation, there are a lot of other helpful things that can be discussed.

Contact Our Catastrophic Eye Injury Lawyers

Do not hesitate, call us today for a free case evaluation.  Our Atlanta injury attorneys are here to help you with your concerns and questions. We understand the seriousness of these types of injury cases and many other injury cases as well. During a free case evaluation, we can explain to you our initial thoughts about your case and we can explain how we may be able to help you. The initial call to our office is always free and it never costs anything to see how we can help.  Contact us today!  

To set up a meeting with our Atlanta personal injury attorneys and catastrophic eye injury lawyers, call us today at (678) 921-3320 or contact us online. We look forward to speaking with you.