Falls at assisted living facilities can lead to serious head injuries. Slip and fall accidents are among the most serious incidents for the senior population. Falls often cause a range of personal injuries, including the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken hips
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Sprains and fractures
- Bruises and lacerations
If you have reason to believe that an assisted living facility was responsible for a serious head injury for you or a loved one, you may qualify to collect compensation for your damages.
Residents at Assisted Living Facilities Can Get Severe Head Injuries
Serious head injuries are common among the senior population when they fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the Mayo Clinic states that falls are becoming more fatal among the senior population. Many factors explain the rise in fatal fall accidents. Mayo Clinic cites an increased average age and certain medications as part of the increase.
Even falls that do not end in a fatal event are likely to cause serious personal injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can impact many systems in the body. A single traumatic brain injury can affect a victim’s cognitive, behavioral, and social wellbeing, leading to a downward cascade of poor health outcomes.
Preventing falls is one step on the path to reducing traumatic brain injuries among the senior population. Individual caretakers, health care professionals, and assisted living facilities all play a crucial role in preventing both falls and serious head injuries.
Our Law Firm Can Help You Build Your Case and Advocate for You
Assisted living facilities must abide by several rules and guidelines when caring for their residents. If a facility’s negligence or misconduct causes a slip and fall accident for you or a loved one, then you have the right to seek justice.
In these cases, our law firm can have one of our lawyers who handle cases on fall accidents in assisted living facilities assist you.
We Can Identify the Liable Party
As part of this process, our legal team will begin by establishing a liable party. Assisted living facilities employ many people, some of which may be responsible for an accident due to their lack of proper care and attention. However, in other accidents, a facility’s negligence is to blame.
With so many potential scenarios, we will help to identify and establish a liable party. To do so, our team will investigate the accident. In our investigation, we may collect various pieces of evidence, such as:
- Medical records
- Video footage
- Witness reports
- Institutional history
We Can Communicate on Your Behalf
When you have our team working on your side, we take care of any necessary communications with involved parties, such as caretakers, doctors, nurses, and institutional authorities.
As your case moves forward, your lawyer will keep you updated. If eyewitnesses, law enforcement, or other parties get involved in your case, your lawyer will communicate with them on your behalf as well.
We will also advocate on your behalf. You may qualify to collect compensation after a slip and fall accident in an assisted living facility. One of our lawyers can fight to recover these funds and help you build your case.
We Can Negotiate a Settlement on Your Behalf
Fall accidents at assisted living facilities often involve many layers of policy and bureaucracy. Trying to take on a large health care organization alone is tough, especially if you are also attempting to recover from a serious head injury.
Insurance representatives and other parties may attempt to offer you small settlements and close your case as soon as possible. Rather than having to struggle with these kinds of tough negotiations, we will handle them on your behalf.
Some potential forms of recoverable damages that you may be able to collect when your case settles include the following:
- Past and future medical bills
- Psychological trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Prescription medications
- Assistive medical equipment
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy programs
Falls at assisted living facilities can lead to serious head injuries and other health complications. Victims of these incidents have the right to justice. However, with health, financial, and legal concerns often peaking in tandem, many victims struggle to proceed.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 842-6336
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we are here to stand up for you. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we will collect our fee from any settlement amount that we obtain for you.
We do not back down from a case even when things get tough. We will continue to stand up for your position and defend your rights as we pursue justice on your behalf. If you are curious to learn more about how we can help, contact our office today at (800) 842-6336.