Maryland Eye Injury Attorneys
An eye injury can immediately turn your world upside down. In serious cases, you may never be able to completely recover your vision and will have to change your life and career to accommodate your injury. But while eye injuries are some of the most severe types of trauma and their resulting disabilities can create serious problems, recovery is possible.
In many cases, eye trauma is caused by accidents, often due to someone other than the victim. If this applies to your injury, Maryland law gives you the right to seek compensation from the people that hurt you to pay for your past and future losses.
Through a free consultation with the attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, available by calling 1 (844)-MDCRASH or 1 (844) 632-7274, you can learn more about your rights as a victim and whether a legal case is the right option for you. Together, we can help you cope with your serious injury and return to a fulfilling, successful life.
What are the Effects of Eye Injuries?
The eye is one of the most delicate and complicated organs in the human body. If injured, there are many different effects that victims may suffer and the recovery process for each one is different. Knowing what type of injury you may have suffered and what treatment you need is of great importance in recovery.
- Non-Penetrating – The eye has been damaged by blunt trauma, but not cut.
- Penetrating – An object has penetrated the eye and damaged the inside.
- Perforating – An object has entered and exited the eye, causing some of the most severe damage possible.
- Blowout – Blunt trauma has fractured the orbital bone surrounding the eye, causing pressure on the eye.
- Muscular Entrapment – The orbital bones have been fractured, causing the eye to be unable to properly move.
These injuries can be caused by many different hazards, such as explosions, flying objects, and blunt force trauma to the head. No two cases are exactly alike due to the trauma and complications that each injury uniquely presents. However, immediate medical attention will help you determine the extent of your injuries and begin the recovery process as soon as possible. It will also help you prove your trauma and link it to the incident that caused it, giving you a greater chance of success when filing a claim against the people that hurt you.
How Can I Heal From My Eye Injury?
Because eyes are so delicate and injuries can lead to so many complications, medical care is almost always a necessity in recovery. While these procedures can be costly, proving the fault of the person who caused your injury can provide you with the money you need to pay for these important procedures.
Trauma is classified by doctors in order to assign proper care in a timely manner. Emergencies, such as chemical burns, require medical care within minutes of injury. Urgent trauma, like eye lacerations, must be treated within hours. Semi-urgent cases, like orbital fractures, require medical treatment within one to two days. Whatever the case may be, medical attention is always needed in order to minimize the chance of severe and permanent damage as much as possible.
Doctors will attempt to flush out whatever may be in your eye, protect it from further damage with a patch, suture lacerations if possible, and stabilize fractures to prevent pressure on the eye. These can prevent your eye from worsening, but the healing process takes time and may require extensive rehabilitation to regain proper functioning.
Because eyes are so delicate and these injuries can be so severe, it is possible that you may have permanent loss of vision, either partial or complete. These losses can interfere with your personal life and working capabilities, leading to many different complications. Coping with these difficulties is just as important as healing from your injury.
Experienced Eye Injury Attorneys in Maryland
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness or negligence, do not wait to call the Maryland catastrophic injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC. By dialing 1 (844)-MDCRASH or 1 (844) 632-7274, you can receive a free consultation on your case that will give you professional insight into your legal options and the path to recovery. A fulfilling life after your devastating injury is possible. Call us today to learn how we can help.