Blindness Eye Injury
Michigan and Co-Counsel Nationwide
Blindness & Vision Impairment Attorney
At GorenLaw, we understand how injuries to vision can seriously impact every aspect of your life. Since 1967, we have been handling cases for individuals who have become blind or visually impaired by the negligence of others. Our results on visual impairment and blindness cases have been published in newspapers and legal journals. We handle both personal injury and malpractice cases causing blindness.
Low vision and blindness affects one in 28 Americans over the age of 40. As the population ages, an increasing percentage of the population will suffer visual impairment. There are many causes for vision loss including injuries to the eye and the failure to diagnose treatable conditions like macular degeneration or glaucoma.
Anatomy of the Eye
The eye works much like a camera. Incoming light rays are refracted or bent by the cornea (the window of the eye) through the pupil (the opening in the iris.) The lens makes sure the rays come into sharp focus at a region at the back of the eye called the retina. The image on the retina is upside down. The retina converts the light rays into electrical impulses. The optic nerve transmits the optical impulses to the brain, where they are translated and converted back to an upright position.
If vision impairment or blindness is the result of a medical mistake such as a delayed diagnosis or the result of an eye injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Living with vision loss requires many additional resources. At GorenLaw, we will evaluate your case free of charge and determine what damages may apply. We have been handling visual impairment and blindness cases for many years. A sampling of some of our most recent results for our clients include:
- $875,000 for failure to treat wet macular degeneration on a timely basis causing a visual impairment with 20-60 vision
- $1.45 million for blindness caused by a delayed diagnosis
- $300,000 for loss of vision in one eye caused by the carelessness of a homeowner’s child
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is my case worth?
This is a difficult question to answer and depends on many factors, including the law in the state where the injury occurred (some states have caps on the amount of damages that can be awarded). Other factors include how significant the damages are, how likely it is that our client will win the case, and what injuries the client suffered as a result of the Defendant’s wrongdoing. Also, a case is never worth more than the Defendant can pay.
How long will the case take?
Each jurisdiction is different, but it is more common for a case to take a few years than it is to take a few months.
How much money will it take to pursue my case and who pays for those costs?
In almost all our cases, GorenLaw agrees to advance all the necessary case costs. Personal injury and malpractice cases can be very expensive. Money is generally spent on expert testimony, purchasing medical records, paying filing fees and buying deposition transcripts of the witnesses who are interviewed under oath during the lawsuit. Our Detroit vision impairment lawyers understand that most individuals do not have the monetary resources to invest in a lawsuit, which is why we almost always take care of the costs.
Then how do the lawyers get paid?
We work on a contingent-fee basis, taking a percentage of the amount recovered to pay our fee. Remember: we never get paid unless you get paid.
For over forty years, our firm has been helping people injured by the negligence of others. We want to use our experience to help you.
Contact our blindness and vision injury attorney today for a FREE consultation by filling out the Contact Us form to the right or call toll-free at 1-833-529-1234 / 1-833-LAW-1234.