Cataracts after a Personal Injury Accident
Were you involved in a personal injury accident? Whether you suffered a fall or you were punched in the face, it is possible that the incident contributed to the cataracts that you developed. If you developed cataracts because of a personal injury accident, you might have grounds to pursue a claim.
It is possible that the harm that you suffered was associated with the negligent actions of another party; therefore, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of filing a claim for the cataracts that you developed after a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance immediately – you could sue and even receive monetary compensation.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of filing a claim and recovering compensation for the harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the personal injury experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. The lawyers at our firm are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to take action against the party that negligently contributed to the harm that you suffered. If you would like to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with the personal injury lawyers at our firm, do not hesitate to contact our experts at your earliest convenience – our lawyers are ready to represent you and fight for your rights.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts is the most common cause of loss of vision in people that are 40 or older; cataracts is also the leading cause of blindness around the world. The condition consists of the clouding of the eye’s lens. There are three different types of cataracts, which include the following: (1) subcapsular cataract; (2) nuclear cataract; (3) cortical cataract.
Initially, cataracts have little to no effect on vision. Vision could become minimally blurred or hazy. Light can appear to be brighter than it is; colors might also appear to be dim. As the cataract progresses, vision becomes even more clouded/blurry until things are indistinguishable.
Each type of cataract is associated with specific symptoms. For example, subcapsular cataracts are associated with the difficulty of focusing vision up close (farsightedness), rapidly diminishing vision, and glare/halos. Cortical cataracts are associated with blurred vision, blurred lines affecting vision, loss of vision, monocular diplopia, and difficulty driving at night, for instance. Nuclear cataracts is characterized by severe glare from headlights during night-driving, difficulty seeing pedestrians, street signs, the road, and other cars while driving, difficulty seeing in bright light, and vision that is blurry or faded.
Cataracts after an Incident – Traumatic Cataract
Cataracts after a fall, after being punched in the face, or after any sort of personal injury accident, are just one of the many complications that affected parties could experience. This is called traumatic cataract. If you experienced blurred vision after an accident (or any of the other symptoms of cataracts mentioned above), you could have possibly developed traumatic cataracts, and you might be in need of a lawyer.
Traumatic cataracts are caused by ocular trauma (eye injuries). But force trauma as well as penetrating trauma could result in an ocular injury – specifically, the lens fibers could be disrupted leading to the clouding of the lens. All sorts of personal injury incidents, including car accidents, falls, and even assaults could result in ocular injuries that could lead to traumatic cataracts.
Can I Sue?
Do I have a case if I developed cataracts after a personal injury accident? Can I sue? If you have been wondering about your right to file a lawsuit after you developed cataracts due to a personal injury accident, you have likely asked yourself these questions. Your right to sue will always depend on the details of your claim. To establish your right to sue for a personal injury accident, negligence must be present.
Negligence consists of four elements: (1) duty of care; (2) breach of duty; (3) cause; (4) harm. Parties owe a duty of care to others – the duty to act reasonably to avoid harm to others. Depending on the situation, the specific duty of care owed to other will vary. For example, drivers have the duty to drive safely to prevent harm to other drivers. Likewise, property owners have the duty to keep their premises free of hazards to prevent harm to their guests. Parties breach their duty of care to others; they act recklessness and put others at risk of harm. The breach of duty or recklessness directly causes an accident. The accident results in harm. If all four elements of negligence are present, victims and their families will likely have the right to sue.
If you would like to learn more about your right to sue if you developed cataracts after a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of your right to sue for the cataracts that you suffered. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Could I Recover Monetary Compensation?
Do you have the right to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered? Based on the details surrounding your claim, you might have grounds to receive monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered. Monetary compensation cannot reverse any of the harm suffered; however, it could help you and your family move forward from such a traumatic time in your lives.
Depending on the details surrounding your claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Funeral/burial costs
- Punitive damages
If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your claim reaches a successful outcome, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers will not rest until you recover the monetary compensation that you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Although you have the right to sue and receive compensation for the harm resulting from a personal injury accident, you could lose your right to sue and receive compensation if you fail to file your claim within the appropriate length of time. All personal injury claims are subject to strict deadlines. Specifically, claims are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations establishes the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims.
In California, personal injury claims are typically subject to ta two-year statute of limitations. This means that the victims of personal injury accidents only have two years to file their claims. Although the two-year deadline is strict, certain exceptions could apply. Some details, such as the age and mental capacity of the injured victim, for example, could toll (pause) the applicable deadline for some time. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim as well as any exceptions that might apply to your claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
What Should I Do?
After any sort of personal injury accident, it is essential that affected parties act appropriately. Failing to take the necessary steps after a personal injury accident could significantly risk the right the pursue a claim. What should you do after suffering a personal injury accident? Consider the following recommendations:
- Seek medical attention
- Take photos of all visible injuries suffered
- Take photos of the scene of the accident
- Speak to witnesses
- Identify any surveillance cameras that might have captured your accident
- Report the incident
- Gather insurance information of parties involved
- Evaluate property damage, if applicable
- Evaluate losses caused by the accident
- Gather all medical records
- Seek legal assistance
Without a doubt, it can be very difficult to know exactly what to do after being harmed in a personal injury accident. If you have no idea on what you should do next, simply seek legal assistance with our personal injury experts at your earlies convenience. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Did you develop cataracts after an accident? If a personal injury eventually led to the development of cataracts, you might have grounds to take legal action against the party liable for the personal injury that you suffered. After suffering a personal injury accident, such as a car accident, a fall, or even assault, most victims are focused on addressing their immediate injuries. Some injuries, although related to the initial incident, take some time to appear. The delayed appearance of injuries can make it difficult for victims to see the correlation between the condition which they are experiencing and the prior incident that caused harm. Without a doubt, a medical professional could help affected parties better understand the cause of the cataracts; however, a legal professional could help affected parties take action for the harm that they suffered – even if the harm was delayed.
Depending on the details surrounding the harm that you suffered, you might have grounds to file a claim; you could even recover monetary compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue and recover compensation for the harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm immediately. The personal injury lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group have many years of experience handling all sorts of claims – always representing the best interests of affected parties. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to take legal action against the party liable for the cataracts you suffered. If you would like to discuss your claim with our experts, do not hesitate to contact our law firm immediately.
At our firm, we are committed to providing all affected parties with the information necessary to take action against those who negligently contributed to the harm that they suffered. Unfortunately, many people decide not to take any legal action. For most, this decision is based on the fear of having to pay expensive legal fees. At our firm, we are dedicated to helping victims and their families through the entire legal process. Because of that, we offer free legal services.
What free legal services are available through Downtown L.A. Law Group? Our firm offers free consultations as well as free second opinions to all parties affected in one way or another by personal injury accidents. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our personal injury lawyers will be available to provide you with all the information that you need to either start or continue your claim. Our lawyers are experienced in handling all sorts of injuries – including ocular injuries. We are ready to provide you with the assistance that you need to sue for the cataracts that you suffered due to a personal injury accident.
At our firm, we are dedicated to remaining accessible to all parties who have been affected by personal injury accidents. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay for any legal fees whatsoever until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services without the worry of expensive legal fees, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.