It’s devastating to get into an auto accident that injures your vision. You may have dealt with significant pain and impairment already, and there could be a chance that your new disability will continue long into the future, if not permanently.
Losing your vision is extremely difficult, but you should know that there are things you can do to get compensation and to help yourself as you focus on healing and learning to live with a disability.
How can you get compensation after an auto collision?
After an auto crash, you have a few options for seeking compensation.
The first thing you can do after a crash is get information about the people who were involved in the crash. If there was a single driver, that driver, the at-fault driver, may be held liable for the damages. If there were multiple people involved, who is to blame may still be a question. It’s a good idea to keep track of all the information for everyone involved, so yoru attorney can sort out who may be liable for the injuries you’ve suffered.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if the person who hit you was driving for work at the time, their employer could be held liable for their actions. In that case, you’d potentially be able to make a claim not only against the driver but also their employer.
A third potential option could be to pursue a claim against the manufacturer or maintenance team that produced or maintained a vehicle. For instance, if an 18-wheeler hit you because a tire came off, you might have the driver, their employer and their maintenance team or mechanics to make a claim against.
Your priorities after a crash are your eyes
After an auto collision, your job is to make sure you get the medical care you need. Eye injuries often need immediate care, or you could risk losing your sight. Don’t delay seeing a doctor or seeking help for pain or dysfunction. The sooner you know about your injuries and get on a treatment plan, the better chance you’ll have of retaining your vision.
Once you’re stable, it’s then that you can look into making a claim against others.