Phoenix Nursing Home Fall Injury Lawyers
Your elderly loved one's nursing home is responsible for maintaining a safe premise for its residents. If they fail in this duty and your loved one gets hurt as a result, you may pursue compensation for all resulting damages. Let the Phoenix nursing abuse victim attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. guide you through the claims process so you can give your elderly loved one the care s/he needs in a timely fashion. Our number is (602) 267-1280. The Husband and Wife Law Team offer free consultations.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of injury to residents in nursing home facilities. Older individuals who are already unsteady on their feet can fall quite easily. Even worse, because their bones are often weak and frail, a fall can have serious consequences. A variety of factors attribute to falls in nursing homes including the following:
- Wet floors
- Lack of adequate lighting
- Clutter in hallways, common areas or resident rooms
- Improper use of chemical or physical restraints
- Muscle weakness
- Balance disorders
- Visual impairments
As slip and fall accident attorneys know all too well, even a minor fall can be devastating to an older person. Broken bones, hip fractures, bruises, cuts, sprains and head injuries are all possible outcomes. After an elderly person falls, he or she may also become fearful of falling again. This can seriously reduce someone's overall quality of life as the person may become reluctant to leave his or her room and interact socially with the other residents sharing the facility.
Staff negligence and a lack of supervision directly lead to many falls in nursing homes. When a resident has a high risk of falling, nursing home staff must develop and implement a care plan to minimize that risk. You may be able to recover damages on behalf of your loved one if a plan was not in place.
Slips and falls in nursing homes can be complicated from a legal perspective, but Phoenix slip and fall accident lawyers can help. They have dealt with these types of cases and can help you figure out whether a fall was an unfortunate accident or the result of willful disregard for your loved one's well being. If you reside in Arizona, contact the nursing home slip and fall accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. These experienced attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve, and they offer free case evaluations so you can make an informed decision about whether to pursue legal action.
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