Are you a Tennessee resident who has suffered an orbital fracture in a car accident or other type of accident? The orbit is the socket in the skull in which the eye sits. The orbit bone protects the eye from trauma, but like any bony structure it can be broken. One of the most common causes of orbital fractures is car accidents.
There are two types of orbital fractures: an orbital rim fracture and an indirect orbital floor fracture (blowout fracture). An orbital rim fracture requires a tremendous amount of force, so often the victim will have other serious injuries including an optic nerve avulsion or a traumatic brain injury. On the other hand, a blowout fracture is a break or rupture of the orbital floor, which is thin. With some orbital fractures, the eye muscle will become trapped in the hole created by the fracture. When the eye muscle is trapped, vision problems are often the result. Depending upon the severity of the fracture, surgery may be required to repair the damage. Victims may also suffer with disfigurement of the face, double vision and other vision problems.
If you have suffered an orbital fracture, you need a lawyer who is experienced and aggressive to help you get the compensation you deserve. We believe our credentials speak for themselves so here are just a few highlights:
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