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Was Your Loved One Hurt In A Fall At A Nursing Home?
Slip and fall accidents often happen in nursing homes. That’s why they’re among the most common nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Alabama. In an instant, a resident can fall and hurt themselves, sometimes quite seriously.
Knowing what to do if a loved one sustains a serious injury in a fall in a nursing home in Alabama can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are as family members might not be so straigh
Why Falls Happen In Nursing Homes
Falls in nursing homes happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Unmarked obstacles on the floor.
- Water or other liquids left on the floor.
- Poor lighting, resulting in falls in the dark.
- Malnourished patients, falling due to lack of energy.
- Poor maintenance, including loose hand railings and dangerous steps.
- Physical assault, including staff members pushing patients to the ground.
Whatever the cause of your fall injury, no matter what the circumstances, if you or a loved one sustained an injury this way in a nursing home in Alabama, we want to help you hold the facility accountable for its actions.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You
The reason why your family needs a lawyer in such a situation is that nursing homes often deny they did anything wrong. When older residents fall and break their hip or sustain another type of injury, many nursing homes often insist that such injuries are simply accidents, that there was nothing they could do to prevent such an injury.
Don’t simply take their word for it. In many cases, falls in nursing homes occur due to nursing home negligence. Our job is to find the facts that prove what happened. Our investigation often includes reviewing medical records, maintenance records and inspection reports. We also frequently consult with experts in their field.