Insurance adjusters can be very challenging to work with. It sometimes seems as though the only injuries that make it effortlessly through a claim are injuries where concrete evidence of damage exists, such as an x-ray depicting a clearly broken bone. Other car accident injuries—the ones that are far more common, such as soft tissue damage—can be an uphill battle as you fight for the compensation you deserve.

One of the many injuries that insurance companies often battle is injury to the eye or eyes. With many delicate nerves and bones, not to mention the complex inner workings of your eye, eye injuries can be very serious. If you suffered an eye injury in an accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you deserve compensation.

Car Accidents Can Cause a Wide Range of Common Eye Injuries

Most eye injuries suffered in a car accident are the result of trauma, whether it is the steering wheel, an airbag, or broken glass. Common trauma-related injuries include:

  • Corneal abrasions, which involve damage to the surface of your eye. These injuries can be very painful, and can often affect your vision quite seriously.
  • Lacerations, even on your eyelid, can cause serious damage to your eye.
  • Orbital fractures, when the bone around your eye is broken.

Another eye injury that’s very common in car accidents is a chemical burn. Typically caused by exposure to the powder used on airbags, chemical burns to the eye can be very painful and may cause permanent damage. Some mild irritation is normal, but immediate medical attention should be sought after the accident to ensure that the eye is properly cared for.

If You Have Suffered an Eye Injury in an Augusta Car Wreck, Expect a Fight from the Insurance Company

If you were involved in an Augusta car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you deserve compensation for every injury you suffered as a result. While the insurance company may try to downplay the severity of injuries like an eye injury, you deserve the proper compensation and damages.

Personal injury attorney Chris Hudson has helped car accident victims throughout the Augusta area collect the compensation they deserve for their injuries, and he can do the same for you. Call today to schedule a free consultation, or simply fill out the short online contact form to be connected with his firm now.

Christopher J. Hudson
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Local Augusta lawyer specializing in workers' compensation, car accident and personal injury claims.
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