Blindness and Vision Impairment Injury Lawyers in Texas
As you can imagine, losing one’s vision in any capacity can have a devastating impact on a person’s quality of life. Approximately 90% of eye injuries are preventable, according to Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight.
Our compassionate and knowledgeable blindness and vision impairment lawyers at The Button Law Firm are ready to advocate for you and your family anywhere in Texas after a preventable eye injury. We will help you get justice and seek the compensation you deserve to assist with your medical bills and other expenses so you can move forward. Give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form for a free consultation.
What are Common Causes of Eye Injuries in Texas?
Workplace accidents are the leading cause of preventable eye injuries. In fact, more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work each year, according to the Texas Department of Insurance. It has become such an issue that Prevent Blindness designated March as Workplace Eye Health Safety Month in an effort to raise awareness about the numerous preventable injuries that occur in the construction, manufacturing, and electrical power industries to name a few. On the job, preventable eye injuries can be caused by:
- Blunt force trauma from running into objects
- Explosions or chemical spills that cause chemical or thermal burns to the eye
- Penetration or poking of the eye by nails, staples, or wood pieces
- Tiny particles such as dust, cement chips, metal slivers, or wood chips scraping the eye
Other personal injury-related causes of eye injuries that are preventable include:
- Automobile and truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Daycare abuse and neglect incidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Unmaintained premises accidents such as playground equipment in poor condition with protruding nails or screws
What Medical Issues Can Preventable Eye Injuries Cause?
Eye infections following a preventable eye injury can lead to blindness or vision impairment. Common causes of infections include injury-related complications, poor hygiene, or even exposure to contaminated substances when not wearing protective eyewear.
In the aftermath of severe accidents, the damage may be irreversible. You can use these tips from Prevent Blindness to protect your eyes and reduce the risk of eye injuries.
Can I File a Claim After an Eye Injury in Texas?
Vision impairment injuries are serious as they can immensely alter your daily life. If you have been injured in a preventable accident that results in blindness or vision impairment, you have a right to file a claim to seek compensation and hold the negligent party accountable. Our personal injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm are dedicated to helping our clients file claims to get justice.
At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. Following an eye injury, you may be eligible for compensation to cover:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missing work while seeking medical treatment and recovering from injury
- Future expenses to manage injuries
- Diminished quality of life
All claims in Texas must be filed within two years of the incident per state laws. Give our Texas blindness and vision impairment attorneys at The Button Law Firm a call at 214-699-4409 to discuss your situation, and we can advise you on the best course of action after a serious accident.
How Can The Button Law Firm Help After a Preventable Accident Resulting in An Eye Injury?
Our knowledgeable and compassionate Texas blindness and vision impairment attorneys at The Button Law Firm are dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable for negligence that permanently alters your vision. We will advocate for you and your family so that you can focus on moving forward. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list and are located in Dallas, Houston, and Midland. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Claims for Preventable Eye Injuries
Is there a time limit to file a claim?
In Texas, anyone injured from a preventable eye injury resulting in blindness or vision impairment has two years to file a claim. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so contact our legal team today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.
How much does it cost to file a claim?
At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on getting medical help while we focus on advocating and fighting for you and your family. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.
Who do you represent?
We advocate for individuals and the families of children who have experienced blindness and vision impairments due to a preventable injury. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you and your family anywhere in the Lone Star State.
How can I file a claim?
Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?
We are dedicated to helping Texans who have been severely injured in accidents resulting in blindness or vision impairments. Our Texas Super Lawyer-rated attorneys are ready to listen to you, advocate for you, and help you hold negligent parties accountable. See what past clients have to say about working with us on their legal cases.