Chicago Injury Attorney
Trust a Knowledgeable Chicago Lawyer for an Eye Injury Case
Eye injuries that impact your vision can be extremely traumatic, with profound consequences for your life. Even minor injuries can cause loss of vision in one or both eyes, either temporarily or permanently. In addition to the pain and high costs of treatment, you may no longer be able to work in your chosen profession, drive your car, or enjoy your favorite leisure activities. Even worse, you will likely lose a certain amount of personal independence, leading you to rely on others.
Serving the Chicago Area for More Than 20 Years
The attorneys at Michael T. Friedman & Associates have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of Illinois law on eye injuries. We can help determine if you have a claim against the party responsible for your injuries, and will assist in recovering compensation for your losses.
Eye Injuries are Common and Expensive to Treat
Every year, there are approximately 2.4 million victims in the US who suffer eye injuries, according to data collected by Prevent Blindness America. Many of the factors that contribute to eye trauma are related to:
- Car, motorcycle, truck and other types of vehicle accidents;
- Defective products;
- Workplace conditions, such as exposure to hazardous chemicals, falls, and, flying debris;
- Participation in sports; and,
- Medical malpractice.
Victims of eye injuries suffer a range of symptoms, ranging from mild discomfort to extreme pain. The condition may be chronic or result in permanent disability, such as partial or complete vision loss. Due to the sensitivity and complexity of the human eye, treatment for these injuries can be expensive. Estimates of the American Academy of Ophthalmology reveal that it can cost $20,000 or more to treat a victim’s injuries. Still, treatment may not be enough to restore vision and a victim can suffer from vision loss for the rest of his or her life.
Compensation for Your Losses
If your eye injury is due to the actions of another person, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. These types of claims are based upon negligence, so you can recover by showing that the responsible party acted carelessly, and that conduct was a direct cause of your eye injury. You may recover for damages such as:
- Medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering; and,
- Other types of losses, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Discuss Your Case with a Chicago Eye Injury Attorney
If you’ve sustained an eye injury as a result of household, workplace, or sports activities, the lawyers at Michael T. Friedman & Associates can help you obtain compensation for your losses. Our experienced lawyers have represented many victims in the Chicago area over the last two decades, and we will fight to ensure you receive a full financial recovery. You don’t pay for our legal services unless you win compensation, so please contact us online today to set up a free consultation. We’re also available at 312-339-8816 if you have questions about your situation.