When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you are trusting that the staff of the nursing home will take good care of your loved one and keep them safe. Unfortunately, nursing homes are notorious for hiring employees who may abuse or neglect residents. Residents that are not properly supervised or who do not have the necessary health equipment or assistance can sue a nursing home resident suffers an injury, that resident has an opportunity to file a personal injury claim against the nursing home and responsible staff. Discussing your case with an experienced attorney is the first step in ensuring that you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
People who reside in nursing homes are often more prone to injuries and may have issues with mobility. As a result, these facilities are designed with their special needs in mind. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents continue to occur, sometimes leaving victims with serious medical issues. Among the most common include:
Spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
After a nursing home slip and fall accident, victims should record as much information about how the incident occurred as possible. The kinds of facts of which to make note include where and when the accident occurred, any hazardous conditions that may have contributed to the fall, whether anyone else saw your accident happen, and whether there were any signs warning you about the presence of a dangerous condition.
Contact a Haralson personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Nursing home slip and falls can leave victims with significant medical issues that may result in both economic and noneconomic losses. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.