Loss of Eyesight from New Mexico Auto Accident

- Mark Caruso

New Mexico Auto Accident Causing a Loss of Eyesight

When an individual involved in a New Mexico auto accident has a loss of eyesight after a crash, it could be very debilitating and result in significant changes of one’s lifestyle.  This is because vision is one of the most important sense we have, if not the most important.  When a negligent motorist causes a serious car crash that results in injuries to an innocent person’s eyes, optic nerve, or brain, it could completely change how a person carries out his daily activities including basic hygiene, work, getting around (driving), and caring for loved ones.  Even if there is only a partial loss of vision, there could still be significant ramifications.  Any loss of vision is a catastrophic injury.

As a result, any loss of vision must be reviewed by our experienced New Mexico auto accident lawyers.  This is because victims may be entitled to significant damages for their injuries.  Damages generally take the form of monetary compensation, meaning money for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost earnings, future medical costs, and other damages.  If you or a loved one have been injured and sustained serious injuries to your eyes or vision, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help you by dialing (505) 883-5000.

How a Loss of Eyesight Could be Caused by a New Mexico Auto Accident

There are many ways that a person involved in a serious auto accident could sustain injuries which result in the loss of eyesight.  It is important to note that the loss of eyesight and the loss of vision does not just have to happen to an injury to the eyes.  A person could be injured by damage to the optic nerve or the brain, particularly the back of the head which is the optimal lobe.  Thus, even if the eyes do not sustain an injury at all, a person could still suffer the loss of eyesight in a crash.  

Specifically, there are several ways that an individual could sustain injuries which result in the loss of eyesight, which include the following:

  • Shards of glass or other debris into the eyes during a crash;
  • Traumatic brain injuries or damage to the optical lobe of the brain;
  • Piercing damage to the brain and the optical nerve;
  • Severally detracted retina;
  • Head injuries causing severe swelling and damage to the optic nerve or optical lobe;
  • Ejected from vehicle and hit head on ground;
  • Airbag injuries; 
  • Chemical burns or damage from truck cargo;
  • Post-accident fires; and
  • Other injuries.

Vision Injuries?  Call our New Mexico Auto Accident Lawyers

If you have suffered a loss of eyesight after a New Mexico auto accident, please call our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn how we can help.  This is particularly true if your child has sustained a head injury or brain injury which could result in significant and debilitating conditions, including wrongful death.  We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help.  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.