The elderly population faces an increased risk of fall injuries. If you have an elderly family member, in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should be able to count on trained staff members to properly care for them. If your loved one has fallen and been injured in a facility, it may be due to abuse or neglect. At Siegel Law, our qualified Fullerton nursing home fall injury attorneys are ready to help you through this.
When you need help getting justice and compensation for your loved one, turn to a team that knows the ins and outs of state and federal laws designed to protect the elderly. Most firms focus on many practice areas, but we focus solely on fighting elder abuse.
We have years of experience litigating cases involving elder abuse and neglect.
Our team operates on a contingency fee arrangement. We insist that you pay nothing upfront for our services, and we do not accept payment unless we achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Why Do You Need An Attorney For This?
When an elderly person falls and gets injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it could be just an accident. However, it could be due to neglect or abuse. If that is the case, the facility is not going to readily admit wrongdoing.
A skilled Fullerton nursing home fall injury lawyer will investigate what happened, obtain medical records, and work to uncover the truth of what happened. They will negotiate with all parties to secure the compensation your loved one needs.
Fall Incidents Can Lead To Serious Injuries
Falls are one of the most common causes of injuries in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The National Council on Aging states that around 25% of all seniors will fall each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that elder Americans are at high risk of serious injuries from a fall and that those who fall are likely to fall again in the same year.
Falls are more serious, debilitating, and costly than they are for the rest of the population. They are more likely to result in broken bones, hospitalization, and extended rehabilitation because the human body loses bone and muscle tone when it ages.
The nursing home staff could be held liable if a resident falls and is injured. This could be the case if:
They fail to properly monitor at-risk residents.
They do not remove rugs and obstacles that make it difficult to maneuver around.
There is not enough lighting in areas where residents are.
There are not proper safety devices such as grab/handrails in appropriate areas.
In Fullerton, there are several facilities that care for the elderly, including:
Gordon Lane Care Center
Greenfield Care Center of Fullerton, LLC
Park Vista at Morningside
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center
Terrace View Care Center
The Pavilion at Sunny Hills
Windsor Gardens Care Center of Fullerton
Let Us Help You Secure The Compensation You Need
If your loved one has fallen and been injured while staying in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Siegel Law, we are going to investigate what happened to determine whether or not abuse and neglect were involved. You may be entitled to:
Coverage for medical expenses related to the fall incident
Pain and suffering damages
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Possible punitive damages against those responsible
When you need a Fullerton nursing home fall injury attorney, you can reach out to Siegel Law at (562) 645-4145 to discuss your senior’s legal rights and potential compensation.