Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Serving Macon, Tifton, Dublin, Eastman, Milledgeville, Cordele, Thomaston, Warner Robins, Griffin, McRae, Roberta and all of South Central Georgia
Due to age, illness and injuries, nursing home patients are uniquely susceptible to fall accidents. Nursing home facilities must have policies in place to protect patients from fall accidents and nursing home staff must properly follow those policies. When nursing home staff fail to take adequate precautions to prevent fall accidents, their patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries.
According to a report by the CDC, approximately 1,800 nursing home patients die each year from fall accidents, with thousands more suffering serious injuries. The report found that nursing home patients were significantly more likely to sustain injuries from falls than elderly citizens in the general public. In fact, the report found that environmental hazards were responsible for 16 to 27 percent of nursing home falls.
Some of the hazards mentioned in the report included wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height, and improperly fitted or maintained wheelchairs. While not mentioned in the report, many fall accidents occur when nursing home staff fail to timely assist patients or properly monitor patients who are at a heightened risk of sustaining fall injuries.
Help for Fall Injury Victims and Their Families in Georgia
If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home slip-and-fall accident, contact the law office of Floyd Buford. We are committed to providing the experienced, compassionate and personalized legal representation you require. With offices in Macon and Roberta, we serve clients throughout Georgia.
Injuries Resulting From Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Nursing home patients who are involved in a slip-and-fall accident may suffer broken bones, back and neck injuries, spinal cord damage, head trauma and other serious injuries. In the most severe fall accidents, patients may suffer fatal injuries.
At the law office of Floyd Buford, we have advocated on behalf of many clients who have been injured as a result of negligent nursing home care. Due to our experience in nursing home injury claims, we understand how nursing home administrators and staff may fail to take appropriate precautions to protect their patients. Our experience going up against large insurance companies is also a decided advantage for our clients.
Our attorney, Floyd Buford, has more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases and understands how to effectively manage claims to build a strong case on his clients' behalf. If you wish to learn more about our firm or your legal rights, we are pleased to offer our assistance.
Contact a Nursing Home Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with a Warner Robins nursing home slip-and-fall injury lawyer, contact us at 478-787-6090 or you may reach us toll free at 866-838-9832. You may also contact us by e-mail. Serving Macon, Tifton, Dublin, Eastman, Milledgeville, Cordele, Thomaston, Warner Robins, Griffin, McRae, Roberta and all of South Central Georgia