Management or caregivers at an assisted living facility can neglect the supervision and care that a resident deserves. If it causes an avoidable accident, this negligence could lead to a resident experiencing significant or even fatal injuries.
A lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can represent those who have suffered the devastating consequences of an assisted living accident in Tampa. If your loved one suffered severe injuries due to an accident at an assisted living facility, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can protect your relative’s legal rights and help you recover compensation.
Tampa Assisted Living Facility Negligence
To have a claim against an assisted living facility, we have to prove that either staff or management acted negligently. Since residents enjoy a certain amount of freedom and independence in assisted living, it can be an uphill struggle to prove negligence.
However, if an accident happened due to a hazardous or dangerous environment, for example, and staff or management did nothing to fix it, you could have a claim. Likewise, if you can prove that the staff’s negligence led to an accident, you can also recover damages.
Awards in Assisted Living Facility Accident Cases
An attorney from our team can potentially help you gather evidence that proves a facility’s negligence. This can allow you to pursue awards, including but not limited to:
- Medical expenses
- Transportation costs
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer from Our Team
Claimants might consider going it alone against an assisted living facility until they realize just how complicated, time-consuming, and legally complex such claims can be. Standing up against a potentially powerful assisted living facility and its team of lawyers is no mean feat and can feel intimidating.
However, you do not have to struggle with a claim against an assisted living facility on your own. We can help you.
We Take Cases on Contingency
Consider that when you hire a personal injury attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we work on a “no win, no fee” basis, which is also called a contingency agreement. This means your lawyer takes on the financial risk—not you. If you lose your case, you will not have to pay any attorney’s fees.
Acting Now Can Be Crucial to Your Lawsuit
Timely action is crucial in an assisted living accident lawsuit. Acting as soon as possible after the accident can help your attorney collect evidence and witness statements while the evidence is still available.
You should also be aware of the time limits for personal injury lawsuits in Florida. Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) generally gives you four years to file a lawsuit. However, you have only two years in most cases for filing a wrongful death or medical malpractice lawsuit.
A lawyer from our firm can explain which statute of limitations applies in your case and file your lawsuit before the deadline.
Accidents Due to Assisted Living Facility Negligence
The potential for accidents at assisted living facilities is always present. Sometimes, accidents are simply unavoidable. However, responsible staff and management can minimize accident risks for residents considerably.
If assisted living employees failed to eliminate fall risks, for example, or neglected your loved one’s needs, they could be responsible for your damages. Some of the more common avoidable accidents can include:
Falls can have tragic consequences on a senior’s overall health. If a hazard, such as uncovered cables on the floor or a spillage that staff failed to clean up, causes a fall, the facility could be liable.
Even seniors who live in relative independence in an assisted living facility still require some assistance, such as help with medications or bathing, for example. If your loved one suffered harm due to an employee’s mistake or neglect, you could have a claim against the facility.
Examples of such accidents and injuries can include:
- Hot water scalding
- Avoidable infections
Some residents need daily help with basic medical care, such as monitoring chronic health conditions and administering daily medications. If staff members make mistakes, such as mixing up residents’ medications or forgetting to administer medication doses, the facility could be responsible for any injuries and damages that arise.
There can be other ways a facility could be liable for your loved one’s accident, injuries, and suffering. A lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can advise you on any legal recourse you might have for your loved one’s Tampa assisted living accident.
Injuries in Assisted Living Accidents
If your relative suffered serious and perhaps permanent and costly injuries, you should hire a lawyer from our firm as soon as you can and exercise your legal options.
Slip and falls and other accidents in assisted living facilities can produce serious injuries, including but not limited to:
- Head and brain injuries
- Extensive and serious fractures
- Cuts and burns
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Soft tissue injuries, such as dislocations and sprains
Injuries can cause steep medical bills and long-term rehabilitation costs. Some accident injuries prove fatal or inhibit a victim’s life quality. Falls can also reduce older adults’ abilities to live independently.
If your loved one suffered the consequences of an avoidable fall or other accident, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you hold the assisted living facility to account. Our legal team can inform you about your next steps.
Call Us Today for Help
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can stand up for your loved one’s rights to justice and compensation. We work tirelessly to help our clients receive awards and hold negligent assisted living facilities to account. Contact us now to start the process with a free consultation at (800) 842-6336.