EXPERIENCED EYE INJURY ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Injuries to the eye often are serious injuries. The eye is such a delicate and important organ that scarring and damage to the eye can change a person’s life. For example, severe injuries may impair a person’s ability to work or drive a car. Eye injuries can be caused by the trauma of an automobile accident or from many other actions that might give rise to a personal injury claim. If you have sustained eye injuries as the result of the negligence of another person or company, contact St. Louis personal injury attorney John M. Cichelero. He has experience with serious eye injury cases. For a free consultation, call 314-205-2886, or you may contact him via e-mail.
NEGLIGENCE IN CAUSING THE INJURY
Eye injuries can arise in many situations. Car accidents, for example, can result in injuries to the eyes of passengers in the motor vehicle. The injury may be the result of flying glass or debris from the collision. At times, the airbag deployment will strike a passenger with such force that a driver’s or passenger’s eye is damaged. As most St. Louis injury attorneys know, traumatic brain injury from a car accident can also cause impairment to a person’s eyesight.
In addition to automobile accidents, there are many eye injuries that can result from negligent conduct. For example, eye injuries can be the result of things like fireworks injuries, BB gun accidents, projectiles launched by someone, blunt objects striking the eye, and many other actions. If the cause of the injury was someone’s negligent conduct, then a Missouri personal injury claim may follow. These types of general Missouri negligence claims against individuals often come under the provisions of a homeowner’s insurance policy. For example, the liability portion of a Missouri homeowner’s insurance policy may provide insurance coverage for an adolescent who carelessly and negligently throws a rock and causes a serious eye injury to another person.
If an eye injury was caused by a defective product or toy, then the injured party may have a product liability claim in Missouri. These claims are against the manufacturers of products that have some type of defect that leads to an eye injury. A Missouri product liability lawyer can assist with this type of claim.
DETERMINING THE PERMANENCY OF AN EYE INJURY
Treatment for an eye injury may involve an ophthalmologist, optometrist, and/or other healthcare professionals. Injuries can be to the eyelids, anterior chamber, retina, cornea, iris, or other areas of the eye. A St. Louis personal injury lawyer may inform you that it is important to document the nature and extent of an eye injury for purposes of any Missouri personal injury claim. The proper eye tests and opinions need to be obtained to determine whether the injured party has sustained any permanent vision loss or other permanent eye impairment. The permanent nature of eye injuries can be the driving force in valuing a Missouri claim for damages.
If the eye injury is the result of a work related accident, then the injured party may be entitled to benefits under Missouri worker’s compensation laws. The permanent impairment or disability of eye injuries in a Missouri worker’s compensation claim will require the use of a specific physician’s report on eye injuries published by the Missouri Division of Worker’s Compensation. At times, the Missouri worker’s compensation lawyer may need to refer their client to a physician for an examination and completion of the appropriate report.
HIRING A MISSOURI PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
If you have sustained an eye injury as the result of a person’s or company’s negligence in Missouri contact John M. Cichelero for a free consultation. He handles cases on a No Fee if No Recovery basis. If you would like to discuss your case, please e-mail or call 314-205-2886.
Attorney Cichelero serves clients from all areas of St. Louis City and St. Louis County including Ballwin, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Town & Country, Florissant, Ferguson, Maryland Heights, Manchester, Bridgeton, St. Charles, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Mehlville, Oakville, Fenton, Arnold, Valley Park, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Glendale, Clayton, University City, Lemay, Affton, Des Peres, Ellisville, Wildwood, Olivette, Black Jack, Spanish Lake and many other cities and counties within the state of Missouri. He also represents clients in parts of Illinois, including Granite City, Collinsville, Alton, Wood River, Edwardsville, Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights, and O’Fallon.