A nursing home should be a safe place for elderly people to live out their everyday lives. Unfortunately, all nursing home employees don’t take the time to ensure that they are maintaining a safe, healthy environment. If an elderly person falls, it is not always the fault of the nursing home. However, if their fall was a result of the negligence of the nursing home, justice should be served. If you or your loved one suffered injuries from a slip and fall that could have been prevented, here is what you should do.
Seek Medical Treatment
The first thing you want to do is see a doctor as soon as possible to assess any potential injuries. A doctor will document your injuries and ensure that you receive the proper treatment. These medical records will act as pieces of evidence later if you decide to pursue a negligence case.
Report The Accident
It’s important that you report the accident as soon as you can to the owner of the nursing home. This provides a record that the accident occurred under their care. You want to get the details of the slip and fall in writing and request a copy of it.
You want to document any and every detail of the slip and fall. This includes the information of all the potential witnesses that were there. You want to take pictures of the location where you fell and anything such as water or a spill that could have contributed to the fall. You should record what exactly you were doing before the slip and fall, details of how you fell, and the time that it happened. The more detailed you are in your documentation, the better.
Call An Attorney
It’s important not to give any statements to insurance companies or post on social media before you consult with an attorney. Slip and fall cases can be complex and difficult to prove, so you don’t want to try and do it alone. With an experienced attorney, you have a much better chance at receiving the compensation you deserve.
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered From A Slip And Fall? Call Snyder Law Group Today
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