April 25, 2018

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Vision Loss and Loss of Eyesight in New Mexico Trucking Accidents: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer

One of the worst types of injuries that a victim of a New Mexico trucking accident can sustain is the loss of eyesight or a vision loss. This is because it affects every facet of a person’s life, including daily customary activities, employment, and enjoyment of life. The injury can be extremely debilitating, particularly at first when a person is coming to grip with the tragedy causing the vision loss. Learning how to read while blind and maneuver around one’s home will also be an extremely difficult and new challenge that many people are not accustom too.

Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer knows that victims of a big rig or box truck wreck who have lost their eyesight or vision may be entitled to compensation for their loss. This includes not only the past pain and suffering, but also future pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earnings from having to take a new job or no job, modifications to one’s home, future healthcare, and other damages. If you or a loved one have lost vision or eyesight in one or both eyes due to an 18 wheeler wreck, please call (505) 308-1556 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.

How New Mexico Trucking Accidents Can Cause Vision Loss

There are multiple ways that a powerful trucking crash could cause vision loss. This means that victims may be permanently injured due to the loss of use of one or both eyes. Some of the most common ways that a big rig wreck could cause vision loss to a victim includes the following:

  • Airbag injuries damaging the eye or eyes;
  • Debris from broken glass damaging an eye or eyes;
  • Shrapnel from twisted metal damaging the eye or eyes;
  • Impacts to the brain causing causing damage to the optic nerve or occipital lobe; including due to hemorrhaging, swelling, or other injuries;
  • Chemical burns from cargo or spilled gasoline;
  • Post-impact fires;
  • Crushing impacts to the face like orbital blowout fractures; and
  • Many other causes.

Common Damages Due to Vision Loss in New Mexico Trucking Wrecks

When a victim has lost his or her eyesight, whether completely or partially, there are many different damages that a victim will have. The large injuries include the loss of use of enjoyment of life due to the lack of vision. Rehabilitation and re-training is also a very important and large consequence of vision loss. Learning how to become self-sufficient again is a very important task, not just in the home but also going out to obtain groceries or work. And employment will most likely change significantly.

Most people have jobs or positions where they are required to use their vision to perform tasks. This means that injured victims may need to take jobs which do not necessarily require an intense focus on vision, which means that victims may need to take lesser paying jobs. This means there will be a lost earnings claim.

Victims of New Mexico Trucking Wrecks Who Sustained Vision Loss May be Entitled to Compensation

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by losing vision or eyesight due to a New Mexico trucking accident, call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn what we can do for you by dialing (505) 308-1556. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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