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Georgia Eye Injury Lawyers Explain Damages for Eye Injury Claims


March 29, 2018

The Ancient Greek philosopher Cicero once famously said that “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” A similar quote is attributed to the author of the Gospel according to Matthew. Perhaps even William Shakespeare included that notion in his works. Experience tells us that whoever should receive credit for the observation was correct. Our eyes tell our story. They also allow us to learn about the world around us. Our vision is irreplaceable, and its value to us is immeasurable. How, then, can you place a dollar value on one of our senses?

In a car crash, glass from the side and rear windows can fly in unpredictable directions. The razor-sharp shards of glass can get into a passenger’s eye. Also, a person’s head can slam into a door, steering wheel, window, or another hard object in response to a collision. A person’s eyes can be injured from colliding with a hard object in the car.

Emergency personnel responding to the scene of the accident must take immediate precautions against further damage to the eye. Paramedics receive training on how to recognize possibly severe eye injuries. The first responders may try to flush debris out of the victim’s eyes on the scene. Also, the ambulance personnel can wrap the person’s eyes as a precaution. Wrapping or covering the eyes will reduce the amount of eye movement, thereby reducing the extent of the possible injury.

Eye injuries may not necessarily be permanent. The treatment the victim receives on the scene and in the emergency room may determine the likelihood of a full recovery. The victim might require emergency surgery to repair the injured eye. Recovery after surgery may be long and arduous. It can also be very frustrating for the injured person.

Eye injuries can prevent a person from returning to a normal life. When the injured person did not contribute to their injury, they should turn to experienced personal injury lawyers for help. Experienced catastrophic eye injury lawyers like those from Montlick & Associates know how to value a claim for a severe eye injury. Montlick & Associates attorneys will take into consideration

  • The severity of the injury,
  • The duration of recovery,
  • Compensation for loss of vision,
  • Lost wages,
  • Loss of future economic advantage,
  • Medical bills,
  • Future medical costs,
  • The extent of the adverse impact the injury has on the life of the injured person such as not having the ability to watch your children or grandchildren grow, participate in your favorite activities, be deprived of reading, and
  • The pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional pain experienced by the injured person.

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If you have been injured in any type of access debt caused by negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 36 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/eye-emergencies#prevention
https://www.emedicinehealth.com/eye_injuries/article_em.htm#follow-up_for_eye_injuries
https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/41/messages/1097.html

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
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Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
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* Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results.

Category: Personal Injury

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