Nursing Home Slip and Fall Attorney | Elderly Care Accident Injury Lawsuits

Lawsuit Information - Elder Abuse AttorneySlip and Falls are one of the most prevalent accidents in nursing homes across the United States. As a result of Osteoporosis and other health related issues common amongst the elderly residents of nursing homes and elderly care facilities commonly experience severe injuries from slip and fall accidents. If many instances slip and falls are caused by the failure to nursing care facilities to properly maintain the surfaces of walking areas including failing to clean up liquids, and debris from the floor.  Common injuries caused by slip and fall accidents in nursing home include

  • Head Injuries and Permanent Brain Damage
  • Broken Hips and Hip Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Broken facial bones,
  • Separated Shoulders
  • Broken Legs and Arms
  • Broke wrists
  • Facial Lacerations
  • Torn ACL, MCL, PCL and LCL the Knees

If you a friend or a relative have suffered serious injuries in a Nursing home or care facility contact our Elderly care injury attorney the Downtown LA Law Group.

Common Causes of Nursing Homes Accidents:

  • Failure to Properly maintain surface
  • Insufficient lighting in walkways and stairways
  • Defective Doors and Loose handrails
  • Loose and defective bed-rails
  • Wiring and debris left on the floor
  • Loose and broken carpeting – loose surface tiles
  • Insufficient number of staff and Poor or lack of training for the staff
  • Under qualified or non-qualified nurses and caregivers
  • Lacking oversight by management of their staff
  • Improper funding and maintenance of the nursing home
  • Lack of Working Call Buttons

Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuits – How to Win Your Case in Court:  

Elderly Care Fall Injury Attorney CaliforniaLiability for Slip and Fall accidents varies greatly depending upon the classification of the victim.  Generally there are three categories in individuals who enter into a property.

Invitee:  An invitee is owed the highest duty of care.  They are any individual who is either expressly or impliedly invited to another person’s premises for their mutual benefit.

Licensee: Any individual who enters the premises at the owner or possessors consent for a non business or commercial purpose.  The most common example is a social guest.  In order to recover as a licensee, a victim must establish (all three):

  • The owner or possessor knew or should have known of the dangerous condition, and should have known that it created an unreasonable risk of harm, and likewise should have known that the plaintiff would fail to discover the dangerous condition
  • The owner or possessor did not make the condition safe or failed to warn the licensee of the condition
  • The licensee did not know of the dangerous condition or the risks involved.

Many Slip and Falls Accidents that take place in Nursing Homes could have been prevented if not for the negligent acts of Nursing home owners and staff. If you have any further questions and would like to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding your legal options call us today. (855) 385-2529