For those living in nursing homes, there are many different hazards that can result in a worsened health condition, an injury or even the loss of a patient’s life. Outside of negligence that takes place within a facility, there are a number of other ways in which nursing home patients are hurt. For example, they may be involved in a traffic accident while they are being transported in one of the facility’s vans. Or, they may be hit by a vehicle while walking around outside. Sadly, these accidents can be especially devastating for nursing home patients and their loved ones.
If you reside in a nursing home, it is pivotal to be cautious and aware of any potential risks you face. In the event that you are involved in a traffic accident, you should immediately assess your circumstances and try to figure out which options you have. For example, was a driver going too fast, or were they under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash? These are important questions that need to be answered and these details could have a significant impact on the outcome of a case.
If your loved one was injured in a nursing home accident that occurred on the road or in some other way, you should do everything you can to help them recover. Sadly, traffic collisions involving nursing home patients have claimed many lives and resulted in so many injuries over the years, and our law office believes that the victims of these wrecks and those they love deserve justice.