Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Clients in Catastrophic Injury Claims
Many different types of traumatic injuries can have long-lasting and debilitating consequences. Head trauma, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are often discussed as catastrophic injuries, yet some of the consequences of brain trauma are not as well known. In particular, some types of head injuries and other kinds of serious head or facial injuries can result in temporary or permanent loss of sight. When a person is injured in an accident and loses his or her sight, the consequences are truly devastating.
As an experienced Cleveland catastrophic injury attorney, I want to do everything I can to make sure that you receive fair compensation for your losses. Recognizing that money cannot bring back your sight, obtaining compensation to cover not only your medical bills and lost wages but your extensive pain and suffering can provide some relief.
Injuries to the Optic Nerve
How do head and face injuries result in loss of sight? According to a report in Science Daily, many incidents in which a person loses his or her sight as a result of a traumatic accident involve a direct injury to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is “responsible for passing information between the eyes and the brain.” Accordingly, “when the optic nerve is injured, there are tears and swelling in the affected area that causes the nerve cells to die.” In some cases, the injury is described as traumatic optic neuropathy, and there is no known treatment.
Vision Injuries Following a TBI
According to Brainline.org, vision problems are more common than you might think when a person sustains a traumatic brain injury. Indeed, as many as 20% to 40% of people who are diagnosed with a TBI will experience some type of vision disorder, and some of those patients experience loss of sight. In particular, in cases of moderate and severe TBI, patients frequently suffer at least “some sort of visual impairment,” which can be total and permanent in some situations.
Getting Your Claim Filed in a Timely Manner
If you have suffered significant vision loss or you have lost your sight entirely after sustaining head trauma, you need to make sure to file a lawsuit before the clock on the statute of limitations runs out. For most catastrophic injuries involving vision loss or impairment, Ohio law says a plaintiff has two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Contact a Loss of Sight Injury Attorney for Assistance
Brain injuries and other types of head trauma can have unexpected consequences, and sometimes those consequences can be wholly debilitating. I believe that it is critical to hold any negligent party accountable for catastrophic injuries, especially when those injuries are permanent and will result in a loss of your enjoyment of life.
Let me help you determine the best path to obtaining the financial compensation you deserve. When it comes to careless and reckless parties, I’ll Make Them Pay!® As an experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Ohio, I will do everything I can to get you what you need and deserve. Give me a call today at 877.944.4373 for more information.