Nursing home caregivers have a plethora of responsibilities to their patients and residents, most revolving around keeping a highly vulnerable population safe and comfortable. Because nursing home patients often have difficulties with ambulation (e.g., walking or movement), their caregivers are charged with ensuring they make their way around the facility safely. When a nursing home resident is injured or killed in a fall, the caregiver is often liable due to negligence. If your loved one has been injured, a personal injury lawyer can investigate and hold the responsible parties accountable.
A Jacksonville falls lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will investigate your loved one’s fall and determine if negligence or wrongdoing on the part of a caregiver played a role. If it did, we can hold the caregiver (and also, potentially, the facility itself) liable and recover compensation. Our attorneys have been successfully fighting nursing home abuse and neglect cases for many years and are committed to winning yours. We never collect a fee until you get paid.
We can get started right away with no out-of-pocket costs whatsoever. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call our office at 1-800-747-3733. You may have a short amount of time under the statutes of limitations imposed by Florida Statutes § 95.11.
A Jacksonville Falls Lawyer Will Explore the Cause of Your Loved One’s Fall
If your loved one was injured in a fall at a nursing home, you should not blindly accept the explanation that it was an unpreventable accident. Your loved one is likely at a nursing home for a reason – specifically, that because of their advancing age or deteriorating health, they are no longer capable of carrying out daily living activities on their own. They live in a nursing home so that they can be surrounded by caregivers around the clock who can help them complete these tasks safely.
A fall in a nursing home may indicate that someone – namely, the injured party’s caregiver – did not fulfill their duty of care to the resident. We will investigate what happened to your loved one and find out for ourselves. A fall in a nursing home may be caused by the following, all of which qualify as abuse or neglect:
- Lack of supervision
- Excessively rough handling
- Intentional abuse
- Wet or slippery floors
- Unstable handrails or support beams
A team member from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is waiting to hear your story. Call 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help You and Your Loved One Recover Compensation
You and your loved one may be eligible for monetary damages to compensate you both for your losses (the Legal Information Institute (LII) defines this concept as “the sum of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty or violation of some right”). These damages can include money to pay for medical treatments, prescription drugs, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and more. You and your loved one may both be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, as well. If your loved one died from their injuries, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
A Jacksonville falls lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will want to hear from you. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.