Texas Nursing Home Falls Attorneys
Some of the most serious risks to the health of nursing home residents are slip and fall accidents. Whatever the reason for the fall, it is essential that elderly residents who are injured in a fall accident be given appropriate medical attention as soon as possible in order to protect their health and well-being as best as possible. Sadly, not only are nursing home residents all too often not given this necessary medical care, but the causes of these falls are far too frequently the fault of the nursing home staff.
At Hotze Runkle, we know that many nursing home residents in Texas sustain serious injuries in fall accidents, whether as the result of unsafe premises, improper supervision, lack of care after a fall, or other reasons. When this is the case, the nursing home and/or staff members that are responsible for allowing a resident to be injured in a fall should be held legally and financially responsible.
Causes of Nursing Home Slip and Falls
There are many different reasons why an elderly individual might suffer injuries in a fall accident at a nursing home, including:
- Wet floors
- Lack of bed rails / handrails
- Improperly maintained or defective wheelchairs
- Insufficient staff levels
- Tripping hazards in hallways
Regardless of how the fall may have occurred, if your loved one didn’t receive appropriate care or treatment, or negligence on the part of staff or managers caused the fall to occur, legal action may be called for.
Contact a Nursing Home Slip and Fall Lawyer in Texas
If your relative has suffered injuries in a nursing home slip and fall accident, our lawyers from Hotze Runkle may be able to help you fight for justice. We have dedicated ourselves to helping victims of abuse and neglect in nursing homes get the just compensation and closure they need and deserve, so call us at (877) 919-0830.