Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries, including those to the eye. Eye injuries can cause symptoms such as blurred or double vision, headaches, sensitivity to light, partial vision loss, and even blindness. Some injuries cause permanent damage and may affect the person’s quality of life and ability to work. If you suffered an eye injury in a motorcycle crash, contact a motorcycle accident attorney.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Eye Injuries
Eye injuries that occur in a motorcycle accident can happen for various reasons such as blunt trauma to the head or a blow directly to the eye. They can occur if debris such as glass or dirt enters the eye or if there is a wound that occurs close to or directly to the eye. Types of eye injuries from motorcycle accidents include:
- Laceration to the eyelid
- Injury to the cornea or iris
- Bleeding in the eye
- Injury to the eye socket
- Retinal detachment
- Injury to the optic nerve
- Chemical burn
What to Do After an Accident
After a motorcycle accident, you should seek medical attention for any injuries even if they seem minor. But it’s especially important to see a doctor if you’ve injured your eye. An eye injury can be serious and result in permanent vision loss or disfigurement. Some eye injuries may require surgery to repair the damage and prevent loss of vision.
If you suffered an eye injury in a motorcycle accident due to another party’s negligence, contacting a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible can help protect your legal rights and ensure you get compensated for your injury. An attorney will gather the necessary evidence to support your case and determine the value of your claim. You may be entitled to the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Out-of-pocket costs
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you suffered an eye injury in a motorcycle accident and have questions about your legal rights, contact Browning Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form, or call us today.