When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect a certain standard of care. After all, you are entrusting the nursing home with your loved one’s well-being. Nurses, orderlies, and others will be taking care of this person 24 hours a day; you expect your loved one to be watched carefully and treated with respect and kindness.
Many people misunderstand the terminology of “slip and fall” cases and, as a result, often mistakenly believe that these accidents are relatively minor and not worthy of legal action. The fact is that many slip and fall cases cause serious, significant, and life-changing injuries and should be dealt with as seriously as a vehicle or workplace accident.
In a recent post, we shared news of a 47-year-old woman awarded of nearly $2 million for falling in a convenience store. Such accidents happen often, and can be especially dangerous for members of the elderly population.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk more about the potentially devastating effects of falls – even for short ones – for older folks.