Maximize Your Settlement with a Nursing Home Fall Lawyer
Families should be able to trust that their loved ones will be safe and well cared for when they live in a nursing home. Sadly, nursing home negligence is a serious problem that can result in significant injuries or even death.
One of the most common and serious types of injury in nursing homes are fall injuries. When nursing homes aren’t sufficiently staffed, properly trained, or negligent in other ways, it can lead to preventable falls.
Fall victims of negligent nursing homes deserve compensation for their injuries. If you’re looking for a nursing home fall lawyer in Daytona Beach, FL, or Palm Coast, FL, the attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau are ready to assist you in getting the compensation you or a loved one deserve.
Falls Can Cause Serious Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die from a fall-related injury every year. Many who survive a fall will suffer a serious injury that will permanently alter their quality of life.
Some common nursing home fall-related injuries include:
- Hip fractures
- Broken wrists, arms, ankles, or other bones
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Common Causes of Nursing Home Falls
Unfortunately, falls are common in nursing homes. While some falls are caused by health problems, like issues with mobility, muscle weakness, or gait problems, others may be the result of negligence by nursing home staff or management. Even when health issues cause a fall, staff or management may still be at fault for failing to provide proper oversight and care.
Some common causes of nursing home falls include:
- Wet floors
- Loose rugs or carpet
- Poor lighting
- Poorly maintained wheelchairs
- Incorrect bed height
- Muscle weakness
- Chronic health conditions
- Certain medications, such as sedatives
- Changing medications
How Can a Nursing Home Fall Lawyer Help?
Nursing homes have a responsibility to keep residents safe. This also means taking reasonable precautions and care to prevent falls. When care falls below standards and a fall happens, it can be difficult to prove that subsequent injuries were the result of negligence.
A nursing home fall lawyer can help prove negligence and get injured parties the compensation they deserve for their injuries while also holding negligent parties liable. A nursing home fall lawyer will work to gather evidence to prove negligence such as video footage, witness statements, and other records.
An attorney familiar with nursing home fall accidents will know where to look for evidence and will have an understanding of state and federal laws protecting nursing home residents. Without a nursing home fall lawyer on your side, it can be very difficult to get the maximum settlement for your or a loved one’s injuries.
Contact the Attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau
If you or a loved one have been injured in a nursing home fall, it’s important to speak with an attorney to find out if the accident was caused by negligence in the nursing home. To discuss your claim with one of our nursing home fall lawyers, please call our Daytona Beach office at (386) 258-7313 or contact us online.