(888) 228-3860
Se habla español

Call us for a free consultation

Eye Injury Attorneys in Seattle

Blindness, Loss of Vision, & Eye Injury

One of the primary ways we manage to function in our daily lives is through vision. To a large degree, eyesight commands how we interact with the world and communicate with others. People born without sight can manage very well because they have never known sight. But, just think what a shock and adjustment it would be to have vision one moment and not have it the next. People who suddenly become blind can learn to live a fulfilling life, but it's difficult and can take quite a bit of time and hard work.

If you or a loved one has lost some, or all, of their vision due to another party's negligence - be it an accident, a defective product, or willful act - a legal claim may be necessary for you to successfully carry on with your life. To find out more about your legal rights and options after suffering a catastrophic injury, contact the qualified Seattle eye injury attorneys at the Seattle law offices of Pendergast Law. Call us today at (888) 228-3860 for a free consultation.

Back to Top

Compensation for Vision Loss or Blinding Injury in Seattle

An injury that causes vision loss or blindness will drastically affect the rest of your life. You could lose your independence, your career, your ability to do some of the things you love. Compensation for an injury that causes vision loss or blindness may include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Household modifications
  • Costs of special services (sighted companions, in home care, grocery delivery, house cleaning, property maintenance, etc.)
  • Costs of a seeing eye dog (cost of dog, training, food, vet care, etc.)
  • Costs of education and therapy (how to read Braille, navigate streets and sidewalks, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • Emotional anguish and duress
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career or earning capacity (vision impaired workers make an average of 31 percent less than workers without disabilities)
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life

If you have suffered an eye injury that resulted in blindness or vision loss, you or they may be able to file a personal injury claim in order to rebuild your life. To get a settlement that secures your future and covers any costs from your new condition, you'll need the representation of a successful personal injury attorney.

Back to Top

Causes of Vision Loss and Blindness

Most incidences of vision loss or blindness are caused by disease, illness, or birth defect. But, eye injuries can also be caused by accidents. Pendergast Law has handled many injury claims over the years. Here are the most common causes of vision loss our clients have faced:

  • Defective airbags
  • Head injuries
  • Botched eye surgeries (such as LASIK, cataract removal, lens replacement, etc.)
  • Defective contact solution
  • Explosions
  • Chemical burns
  • Birth injuries
  • Blunt force trauma (from situations such as motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, sports injuries, punches, etc.)
  • Punctures (such as nail gun accidents, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, construction accidents, bungee cord accidents, air guns, etc.)

Back to Top

Contact a Dedicated Seattle Eye Injury and Loss of Vision Attorney

For over 40 years, the legal team at Pendergast Law has represented Seattle area vision injury victims. Call Pendergast Law today, for a free consultation by dialing (888) 228-3860.

Back to Top

Additional Information

More Personal Injury Information

Call us for a free consultation

(888) 228-3860
Se habla español

Backed by our
No Fee Promise

Learn More

Client Reviews

Read More

Case Results

Wrongful Death
case details are confidential.

Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.

Car Accident
resulting in neck and head injury.

More results