At the Willis, Willis & Rizzi personal injury law firm located in Akron, Ohio we have handled a wide variety of eye injury cases. Many eye injury cases are the result of car accidents where glass or other penetrating objects have injured the eye. We have also dealt with premises liability injuries where an individual has sustained an eye injury due to the negligence of the landlord or building owner. We have also had product liability cases where an injury to the eye has occurred due to a faulty product.
While our cases often are related to traumatic injury to the eye, we have also handled cases where our client is experiencing vision issues which are related to concussion and brain injury. In these cases, individuals often require vision therapy, eye rest, or special glasses. Individuals may recover from these vision issues with therapy and treatment, or it may be a life-altering issue which requires special treatment for the remainder of the individual’s life.
Challenges Involved with Eye Injury Cases
There are many challenges involved with eye injury cases. As with all cases related to personal injuries we have to prove liability, is there someone who is at fault for the injury. Additionally, we have to prove damages which occurred as a result of the liability. With traumatic eye injuries often it is not difficult to show that there is an injury to the eye related to the incident in question. The challenges in these cases is proving who is responsible for the eye injury and what are the damages. Regarding damages, we have to consider the long term effects of the injury: do you have reduced or loss of vision in one eye or blindness? Do you require corrective surgery or special glasses?
When dealing with vision issues or vision loss related to concussion or traumatic brain injury it can be much more difficult to prove liability and damages because it is difficult to demonstrate the injury. We can’t present a scan or x-ray which shows the vision issue and that it was the result of the accident. In some cases, if a client has a good history of visiting their eye doctor and there is a record of good eye exams and now we have a vision problem, those eye exam records can be helpful in demonstrating there is a vision problem.
Willis, Willis & Rizzi – Your Trusted Advocates for Eye Injuries and Vision Loss
Unlike most personal injury attorneys and law firms, Willis, Willis & Rizzi is known for taking the time necessary to fully investigate your injury case. We are not assembly line personal injury attorneys. Each case we take on receives our full attention. With blindness, vision loss and eye injury cases we offer in-depth research and are well acquainted with traumatic eye injuries and vision issues related to traumatic brain injuries. In addition to being experts in the legal aspects of blindness and eye injury cases, we can also offer a wide range of resources to help clients with their injuries such as ophthalmologists and vision therapists. Our #1 goal is to help our clients receive the best medical attention and advice and to get on with their lives. Let us handle all the legal aspects of your case while you focus on your recovery.
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