Retinal Detachment And Eye Injuries

Retinal Detachment and Eye Injury Attorneys In Denver At Norton Law Offices!

In 2008, 2.35 million Americans were injured in automobile accidents across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Injuries can range from severe broken bones and soft tissue injuries to more serious and spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and eye injuries. Injuries to the eye are all to common and— if not treated properly— can lead to a lifetime of permanent vision loss and even blindness.

During a car crash, the head can strike blunt objects like the steering wheel or window. When this happens, small tears and breaks in the retina can occur causing a build up of fluid underneath the delicate retina. This fluid causes the retina to detach from the rich blood supply of the eye and optic nerve, causing permanent vision loss and ultimately blindness.

At first, the victim of the car accident may experience floating specks in their vision. As the retinal detachment worsens, the victim may begin to experience sharp flashes of light that are often described as “fireworks” in the eye. This decline in their vision will continue as long as the detachment continues, until the result is a partial or complete loss of vision.

If you notice any changes in your vision following an automobile accident or motorcycle accident, it is important to seek emergency medical treatment immediately. Prompt medical intervention is the best way to reverse retinal detachment and save your eyesight. If treated promptly in the first 24-48 hours, patients may not lose any of their vision and a completely recovery is possible.

If you or someone you love was injured in an automobile accident in Colorado and suffered an eye injury such as retinal detachment, it is important to contact a Colorado personal injury attorney immediately. Eye injuries can be severe and often times they can lead to permanent vision loss. Due to this vision loss, victims may find themselves unable to perform their daily activities, enjoy their hobbies or even continue in their profession. As a result, financial compensation may be needed for medical expenses, eye surgeries and even long term care.

Norton Law Offices offers free consultations with eye injury attorneys in Denver, and nearly always takes cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that we only collect an attorney’s fee if we are successful on your behalf in settling your claims or winning at trial. We make visits at your home and are available on evenings and weekends.

We offer attentive and personalized service that reflects your needs and answers your questions.

For more information about our ability to represent your interests effectively, contact Norton Law Offices today to speak with retinal detachment and eye injury attorneys in Denver at 720-600-4670.