Every activity you partake in each day relies on your vision. You need it to do your job as well as have fun with your loved ones. Our eyes are so important, yet we often take them for granted.
Unfortunately, you’ve been involved in a road traffic collision, which has resulted in an eye injury. What are some of the more common visual injuries, and what are your legal options?
During a collision, it is likely that your head and the facial area will take the brunt of the impact. This places your eyes at risk. Sometimes, external bruising and swelling may appear immediately. The area surrounding your eyes or even the eyes themselves may bleed. If you’re lucky, these symptoms could clear up in a few weeks. However, these symptoms could also mean that there’s a more serious underlying issue. In any case, it’s always best to get yourself thoroughly checked over by a doctor.
During a collision, there’s a good chance that debris will fly and windows will smash. All of this launches tiny particles into the air. If a piece of glass, metal or plastic enters your eye, this can do serious damage. It’s vital to seek prompt medical treatment if this occurs, as the sooner you get help, the better your chances of making a full recovery.
Ultimately, eye injuries during a vehicular collision have the potential to impair your vision. If you’ve been hurt because of another road user, you may be entitled to legal compensation for your suffering.