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 Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Call us today at (888) 228-3860 for a free consultation.

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.

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. Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. 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.)

Contact a Dedicated Seattle Eye Injury and Loss of Vision Attorney

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

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Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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