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 substantial amount of force, so sometimes the victim will have other serious injuries including an optic nerve avulsion or a brain injury. A blowout fracture is a break or rupture of the thin orbital floor. With some orbital fractures, the eye muscle will become trapped in the hole created by the fracture which in turn causes vision problems. Depending upon the severity of the fracture, surgery may be required. Victims may also suffer with disfigurement of the face, double vision and other vision deficits.
If you have suffered an orbital fracture, you need a lawyer who is experienced and aggressive. For the last 19 years, John Day has been ranked by Best Lawyers as one of the best lawyers in the country. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Best Lawyers recognized John in three different personal injury areas: Medical Malpractice Litigation, Products Liability Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation. Our firm has been ranked as one of the country's best firms by U.S. News and World Report. Business Tennessee has repeatedly named John Day as one of the State's best attorneys. And, our lawyers enjoy the respect and admiration of other lawyers -- earning Super Lawyers awards and Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ratings.
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