Motorcycle crashes produce very serious injuries that can range in severity from road rash to head trauma. One type of serious injury that motorcyclists are vulnerable to is an eye injury. This is especially the case in Florida where motorcyclists, over the age of 21 and who carry the appropriate insurance coverage, aren’t required to wear helmets and eye protection.
When a motorcyclist suffers an eye injury as a result of debris striking an eye or due to a brain injury that alters one’s vision, it can be life-altering. Because we need our eyes to drive, work, and to do just about everything, eye injuries are very serious injuries.
Some of the most common eye injuries that occur in motorcycle wrecks include:
- Headaches when trying to focus the eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Partial blindness
- Complete blindness
If you have experienced a pain in your eyes, a change in vision, or any other vision problem following a collision, it is critical that you seek medical attention immediately. Sometimes, eye injuries can be corrected with appropriate medical treatment, which is why it is so important to get prompt medical care following a wreck.
If your vision is impacted in a motorcycle crash, you can suffer lifelong consequences of a serious eye injury. Sadly, the effects of the injury can be significant and life-changing. For example, an injured motorcyclist may never again be able to operate his or her motorcycle, make a living, or enjoy hobbies he or she once loved. As a result, you should be compensated accordingly.
Not only will you experience significant medical bills from a serious eye injury, but you may lose out on income because your ability to work has been impacted. Also, you may need personal assistance or have to hire help around the home for chores such as mowing, cleaning, and other things you once did. As a result, you need to be compensated fully for all of your losses as well as for your pain and suffering.
To find out how to get a full recovery for your damages when someone else caused your motorcycle accident-related injuries, contact an experienced accident attorney. At the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, you can get your questions answered and learn about your legal rights in a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in South Florida. Call today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.