New York Eye Injury Lawyer

Eye Injury

Have you suffered an eye injury because you were involved in an accident in NYC? Whether your injury stems from a defective product or a traffic accident, the NYC eye injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact our New York City law offices today to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment and learn more. Our team is always here to take your call, 24/7/365, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance today.

Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer If I’ve Suffered an Eye Injury in NYC?

Eye injuries are incredibly serious. Even a minor eye injury can generate thousands of dollars in medical bills and keep you out of work for a while. More severe eye injuries might permanently impact your vision prevent you from enjoying your life the way you did before you got hurt. If you suffered an eye injury in NYC because someone else was negligent or careless, you may be entitled to monetary damages. The money you get can help to cover medical costs, make up for lost income while you’re out of work, and even compensate for your pain and suffering.

However, getting money can be challenging. At-fault parties and their insurance companies will fight you and do anything to avoid accepting responsibility for your injury. You’ve got enough going on right now without having to worry about a complicated and contested legal claim. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to call the NYC personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help.

Our team of skilled attorneys has more than 200 years of combined legal experience. For decades, we’ve fought tirelessly on behalf of injury victims in New York. We’re proud to be able to say that we’ve been successful in recovering more than $1 Billion on their behalves. If you’ve suffered an eye injury, we’ll be right there to fight for you, too.

How? Among other things, we will:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation into the accident that caused your eye injury
  • Seek compensation from all liable parties
  • Minimize the impact of any claims that you’re at fault and responsible for your eye injury
  • Work closely with expert witnesses as we build and value your case
  • Go toe-to-toe with insurers and negligent parties and work tirelessly to secure substantial compensation on your behalf.

If insurance companies don’t offer you a fair settlement, our experienced trial attorneys aren’t afraid to take your case to court.

Give our NYC law firm a quick call to set up a time to discuss your eye injury case in greater detail today.

We Handle All Eye Injuries Cases in NYC

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we know that any injury affecting or involving your eyes can be devastating. We also understand that a substantial financial recovery can make a huge difference while you’re getting back on your feet. We’ll do everything in our power to hold negligent parties accountable and get you the money you need and deserve.

We represent clients who have suffered eye injuries including:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Ruptured globe
  • Retinal detachments
  • Optic neuritis
  • Diplopia (also called double vision)
  • Photophobia
  • Lagophthalmos
  • Hyphema
  • Damage to tear ducts
  • Damage to the lens
  • Orbital fractures
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Swelling
  • Cuts and abrasions, and more.

If you’ve suffered an eye injury due to the negligence of another person, don’t hesitate to seek medical treatment. Prompt care can help to make sure that your injury doesn’t get worse over time. 

Long-Term Consequences of an Eye Injury

Even if you get to the doctor right away, injuries to the eye can result in long-term, permanent damage. This can include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Chronic double vision
  • Pain and headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Shadows
  • Increased prevalence of eye problems
  • Partial loss of vision, or
  • Total vision loss and blindness.

These complications can affect your ability to drive, work, play sports, read, and do the things you once enjoyed. If someone else has put you in this difficult situation, you might want to seriously consider a personal injury lawsuit or claim for damages. You may have the right to hold them financially accountable for your suffering.

Causes of Eye Injuries in NYC

Eye injuries can occur as the result of blunt force trauma to the head, a penetrating wound, or chemical exposure. Most commonly, eye injuries involve a foreign object that makes its way into the eye. These traumatic events can be caused by:

Don’t hesitate to call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. if you’ve sustained an eye injury through little-to-no fault of your own. We’ll work hard to get you the money you deserve.

Who’s Liable for Eye Injuries in NYC?

After an accident, you can potentially recover damages from anyone who is even remotely responsible for your eye injury. Under New York’s comparative negligence law, fault is apportioned between everyone who shares responsibility. The larger a person’s role, the more fault (and liability) they’ll share. 

It’s important to make sure that the circumstances leading up to and involving your eye injury are investigated carefully. Determining why you were injured is essential for knowing who may ultimately be at fault. Potentially liable parties, depending on the cause of your accident, could include:

  • Property owners
  • Drivers of passenger vehicles
  • Motorcyclists, bicyclists, or pedestrians
  • Truck drivers
  • Companies responsible for manufacturing defective products
  • Employers of negligent parties
  • Owners of aggressive dogs
  • Government agencies, or
  • Construction site owners or general contractors.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our NYC personal injury attorneys will leave no stone unturned as we review the details of your case. We’ll work hard to figure out why you got hurt and determine who may be at fault. This can allow us to pursue damages from all liable parties on your behalf.

What If I’m Partly Responsible for My Eye Injury?

Don’t panic. You can still potentially recover compensation as long as you’re not entirely to blame. Remember, fault is apportioned to anyone who contributes to an accident or injury. This can include individuals who suffer injuries in those accidents.

However, your role will affect your financial award. How? Damages will be reduced to account for the percentage of fault allocated to you. 

Here’s an example. Let’s say you were riding a motorcycle through an intersection when, all of a sudden, a car speeds through a red light and crashes into you. You sustain damage to your eyes in the crash. The driver of that car is clearly responsible for the accident. However, it turns out that the type of helmet you were wearing wasn’t in compliance with NYC motorcycle helmet laws. As a result, your eyes did not have the level of protection necessary to prevent the type of injury you sustained in the crash. Because you wore inadequate eye protection, you’re partly to blame for your eye injury. Your damages will be reduced to reflect that.

If you’re allocated 25 percent of the blame, your damages will be reduced by 25 percent. So, if your total damages were $20,000, you’d be able to recover $15,000, at most.

Our accident lawyers will do everything we can to limit the amount of fault allocated to you. Call today to learn more.

Damages Available to Eye Injury Victims in NYC, NY

The costs of an eye injury can be excessive. When you consider future and present damages, a severe eye injury can easily cost you tens and tens of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. If someone else caused your eye injury, you can demand compensation. You might be entitled to money for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability, and more.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll work hard to secure maximum compensation on your behalf. We’ll rely on injury experts to help us understand just how serious your eye injury is and how it might affect your life. Our goal is to build a strong case, backed by solid evidence and expert insight, that allows us to negotiate a meaningful settlement for you.

Statute of Limitations for NYC Eye Injury Lawsuits

Once you’ve sustained an eye injury in an accident in NYC, you’ll only have a short period of time to assert your right to demand compensation. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits involving negligence is three years. You’ll lose the right to recover damages if you wait too long to file your claim.

Call Our NYC Eye Injury Lawyers Today

After an accident, don’t hesitate to call the NYC personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help with your eye injury case. We will do everything we can to recover compensation on your behalf. Our law firm offers a free consultation, so give us a call to schedule yours today. We handle cases in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.