Vision Loss Attorneys in Chicago
Fighting for Eye Injury Victims in Northern Illinois
Our eyes perform one of our body’s most basic functions, allowing us to see everything around us, to read, to drive, and to see loved ones. If they are injured, we can suffer painful and life-altering consequences. Vision loss or any eye injury has the potential to impact everything we do.
If you or someone you love has experienced an eye injury of any kind, it is never too early to start thinking about your legal options. Is your case covered by workers’ compensation? Was another person responsible, giving you grounds for a personal injury lawsuit? These are questions that our Chicago eye injury lawyers can answer for you, starting you on the road to recovery.
Taking Legal Action after Vision Loss
Accident-related vision loss can be associated with negligence, which is a failure to provide proper care in the circumstances. If your vision loss was caused through no fault of your own, you may be able to take legal action against the individual or company that is responsible.
At Morici, Longo & Associates, we take on vision loss and eye injury claims involving:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Falls from heights
- Slip and fall accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Defective products
- Fires and explosions
Recovering after a traumatic eye injury can be challenging, and in some cases of vision loss, eyesight will never be fully recovered. Our attorneys realize how difficult this time is for you and your family, and we want to alleviate the burden by helping you pursue fair compensation for your medical care as well as ongoing treatment, lost earnings, and emotional trauma.
Eye Injuries in the United States
Trauma to the eye is the second leading cause of visual impairment in the U.S., after cataracts. In fact, about 2.4 million people sustain eye injuries in the U.S. each year. 10-20% of these injuries cause partial or total vision loss, and 20,000 are work-related.
The following are the three leading causes of eye injury:
- Foreign bodies/objects in the eye
- Open wounds or contusions
- Burns, typically chemical
Eye injuries may also occur from blunt force trauma, even if the eye is intact. Head trauma can also impact the eyes, leading to partial or total vision loss if the brain is injured. This vision loss may be temporary or permanent.
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Vision Loss Claim?
The answer to whether you need a Chicago vision loss lawyer will depend on your specific situation, primarily on the extent of your injuries. If you’ve been injured, we recommend at least getting a lawyer’s insight. Even with a workers’ compensation claim for vision loss or an eye injury, where you should be entitled to fair benefits regardless of fault, you could run into unnecessary delays or a denial. And if someone else is to blame, you’ll need a powerful ally to prepare a strong case on your behalf, one that shows the full extent of your losses so you can secure complete compensation from the at-fault party.
Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our firm has extensive resources to investigate and prosecute eye injury claims. We have the tools and skills to challenge insurance companies and large corporations – and win.
To find out how Morici, Longo & Associatescan help you, call (312) 779-0366.