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I was in an Appleton car wreck and now my eyes are bothering me. How do I know if I have an eye injury?

Many people don’t realize that eye injuries are very common after an Appleton car crash. More than 300,000 Americans suffer car accident eye injuries each year. In fact, eye injury caused by trauma is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. But immediate treatment can make a difference. If you suspect an eye injury after a Wisconsin car crash, contact an ophthalmologist right away.

This is a list of the possible signs and symptoms of car accident eye injuries:

  • Cuts, bruises or other injuries on the eyelid or around the eye
  • A black eye
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Blood on the eyeball
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Difficulty moving the eye
  • Pain when moving the eye
  • Tunnel vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Loss of sight in center of visual field
  • Flashing lights in the center of vision or in peripheral vision
  • Excessive floaters
  • A change in the shape of the pupil
  • Uneven pupils, or pupils that look different from each other
  • Bulging eyes
  • Sunken in eyes
  • A change in the shape of the colored part of the eye
  • A deformity in the eye socket
  • Numbness in the eyelid, cheek, or teeth
  • Any change in one eye that is not present in the other

An eye injury can affect every part of your life. Even partial vision loss can impact your ability to drive, do your job, and participate in your favorite activities. Without full vision, you may miss the smile on your wife’s face or your son’s baseball game. If a reckless driver is responsible for your injury, you deserve accountability.

The Appleton auto accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham, help victims of Wisconsin car accidents get fair compensation for their injuries. Don’t fight the insurance companies on your own—we can help! To learn more, request a free copy of our CD, Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know, or contact Hupy and Abraham, at (800) 800-5678 .

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham