Staff and administrators for assisted living facilities must ensure residents’ safety and prevent foreseeable accidents. This generally means:
- Not engaging in abuse
- Being active caregivers to avoid neglect
- Protecting residents from other residents
- Removing hazards that may cause accidents
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm helps victims fight back against assisted living facility negligence. If an assisted living facility in Boston failed your loved one, a lawyer from our firm can help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit.
You May Be Able to Recover Awards for These Losses
Our firm needs to know the details of your loved one’s case to determine what amount of compensation to request. We will determine:
- What sort of accident your loved one suffered
- Why their accident happened
- What injuries they suffered because of their accident
- Who is at fault for their accident
- How much compensation your family may deserve for the accident
Accidents involving the elderly can cause severe injuries. They may even cause your loved one to pass away. We will explore the following losses as we seek awards for your loved one.
Medical Costs from Their Accident
Assisted living facilities can become hazardous when residents do not have supervision. Injuries such as broken hips and internal bleeding can require costly medical care. We can seek coverage for medical costs such as:
- Tests to diagnose your loved one’s injuries
- Hospitalization of your loved one
- Medication to relieve your loved one’s pain
- Surgery for serious injuries
- Anesthesia for surgery
- Follow-up appointments
- Physical rehabilitation for injuries
We can speak with doctors and other experts to identify all of your loved one’s medical costs, including their future costs of care.
Pain and Suffering
The journal General Hospital Psychiatry notes that injuries to older adults can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Your loved one may deserve compensation for:
- Emotional distress from the injury-causing event
- The pain that their injury causes
- Any psychological or emotional condition, like PTSD, that comes from their injury
- Their general loss of quality of life
Other types of harm may fall under the “pain and suffering” designation.
Wrongful Death Damages
Tragically, assisted living facility accidents can be fatal. If your loved one passed away because of an assisted living facility accident, our firm can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The potentially recoverable damages in a wrongful death case may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
No matter what type of accident you are facing, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can fully investigate your family’s losses.
We Take on Every Part of Your Case
When we accept a case, we accept every part of the case. This means you can focus on aiding your loved one’s recovery. We will deal with all the legal and insurance-related duties that come with your assisted living facility accident case.
A Boston lawyer from our firm can do the following:
Investigate Your Case
Assisted living facilities may anticipate a lawsuit or insurance claim. If they know they failed to protect your loved one, they may have their guard up.
We will investigate your loved one’s accident to:
- Gather all available evidence of wrongdoing toward your loved one
- Encourage witnesses to provide accounts of wrongdoing
- Determine who is responsible for your loved one’s accident
- Compose the strongest case that we can
We may hire third-party investigators to help us. A thorough investigation is a key part of any case, and we will do what is necessary to gather facts and evidence on your behalf.
Completion of Administrative Duties
Completing a lawsuit or insurance claim requires attention to detail. In addition to negotiating for compensation, we will also handle the day-to-day duties of completing your case. This may include:
- Drafting documents
- Filing paperwork
- Making phone calls
- Organizing evidence and documentation
- Hiring experts
- Interviewing witnesses
- Making in-person appearances
- Monitoring the progress of your case
We defend your loved one’s rights throughout the course of your case. Our primary goal is to obtain the compensation that your loved one may deserve, either through a settlement or judgment.
Types of Assisted Living Accident Cases that We Handle
Much can go wrong in assisted living facilities. When staff and administrators are not consistently aware, serious accidents happen.
We are familiar with several types of assisted living accidents.
Falls can result in broken bones and head injuries in older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls can also lead to a fear of falling again and a general decrease in activity.
We can pursue compensation for the physical and psychological damages your loved one experienced as a result of fall injuries.
When staff does not properly monitor residents, the following types of accidents and injuries can happen:
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
An assisted living facility lawyer in Boston from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help your family fight for compensation. Our team will handle your insurance claim, wrongful death lawsuit, or personal injury lawsuit while you focus on your family’s well-being.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We want to ensure that your loved one’s accident does not cause any further harm. A financial recovery can go a long way toward achieving this goal.