Eye injuries can happen in a wide variety of ways, from a car crash or an accident on a construction site to a run-in with a defective product or a botched medical procedure. When they do occur, these injuries can have significant and lasting consequences, including limiting a person’s ability to see.
The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Mansfield Melancon help people who suffer eye and other injuries seek compensation from those responsible. We are seasoned attorneys who combine years of legal experience and work tirelessly to get the full money damages available under the law. Our lawyers have had success resolving a number of cases through negotiated settlement, avoiding long and often costly court battles.
At Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick - Injury Lawyers, we have dedicated our careers to assisting people in getting back on their feet after an accident. We are committed to personal legal representation. That means that we take the time to understand each individual client’s unique needs and we make our lawyers directly available to clients around the clock.
Common Eye Injury Accidents
Eye injuries come in all shapes and sizes, but commonly involve scratches, exposure to toxic chemicals, or more significant trauma, either to the eye socket or the eye itself. Some of the most common accidents that we see involving eye injuries are:
- Car accidents
- Construction site mishaps
- Offshore accidents
- Sports-related injuries
- Defective products
- Nursing home neglect
Regardless of the cause of the injury, it is critical to act quickly to seek medical treatment. Prompt treatment can be the difference between losing and keeping some of your eyesight.
Compensation for Eye Injuries
Anyone who suffers an eye or other injury in Louisiana has the right to seek money damages from those responsible, whether it is a negligent driver or a defective product manufacturer.
The damages typically available in these cases include compensation for medical bills, missed wages during recuperation and any reduction in earning capacity caused by the injury. Additional compensation is also often available for pain, suffering and emotional distress.
To get those damages, you typically have to prove that the person or entity responsible for the injury was negligent. That means showing that the person or entity did not live up to an expected level of care or conduct under the circumstances and that this caused the injury.
Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation With a Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer at Mansfield Melancon Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.
The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at Mansfield Melancon help people injured in a wide range of accidents, including those that cause eye injuries. We guide clients through the legal process with experience and personalized attention and we have a strong track record of success for the people we represent.
Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at 504-500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at 225-612-0800, or our Lafayette location at 337-409-0003.