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Nursing Home Fall Injury

Top Rated Nursing Home Fall Injury Attorney In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer Who Will Fight to Obtain the Best Result After a Buffalo, New York Nursing Home Fall Injury.


Fall risk tag As those we love grow older, we are often tasked with the difficult decision of finding them a place to live that will take care of them as they age. We place our trust in long-term care facilities to keep them healthy and safe, and often this trust is violated. Has your loved one suffered a fall injury at a nursing home? For many nursing home residents, this is a regular, terrifying occurrence that can result in emergency room visits, decreased quality of life, and fear of performing daily actions. Nursing homes are required to provide a safe and healthy living experience for all residents and should be held accountable for the suffering resulting from their negligence.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is a top rated, highly experienced personal injury law firm located in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York nursing home fall injury lawyers and paralegals can help you fight to get the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. If you, or your loved one, suffered a personal injury as a result of a fall accident at a nursing home facility, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we work diligently to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has secured over $150 Million on behalf of his injured clients and always treats his clients the way he would like to be treated. Call today to receive a FREE consultation on your nursing home falling injury case. We can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939. CALL NOW!

Fall Injuries

The National Council on Aging reports that “[e]very 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.” A quarter of American adults over the age of 65 will experience a fall this year. The elderly are at a greater risk of falling than any other age group, and they are also the most likely to suffer a serious, life-changing or life-threatening injury as a result.

There are many causes of fall injuries. Some are more likely to happen in a nursing home than others. Causes of nursing home falls include:

  1. Slipping in the shower or while bathing;
  2. Slipping in the bathroom or a common area because water is on the floor;
  3. Tripping over an unattended hazard (such as an unraveled vacuum cord or uneven carpeting) in a common area;
  4. Falling out of bed because guard rails were not raised; and
  5. Unsteady walking and movement without help or support.

Each of these scenarios is preventable and should not happen in a nursing home. If your loved one experienced a fall in a nursing home facility, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today! Your family may be entitled to significant compensation. Our team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York nursing home fall personal injury lawyers will investigate your case and fight to obtain you the best possible result for your loved one’s nursing home fall injury. We will happily provide you with a FREE consultation. Call 716-839-3939 NOW and let us begin our fight for you!

Consequences Of A Nursing Home Fall

Person holding to a 
walker The elderly are more likely to fall, but they are also more likely to sustain a serious injury as a result of that fall due to lower bone density. Some common results of a nursing home fall include:

  1. Fractures to the skull, arms, collarbones, hips and/or legs;
  2. Severe bruising or lacerations to the skin;
  3. Traumatic brain injury, including, but not limited to, concussions;
  4. Neck and back injuries; and
  5. Death.

If you, or a loved one, fell at a nursing home facility, it is essential that you seek IMMEDIATE medical treatment. The injuries may be more extensive than they seem and a medical professional can get you the help you need. The staff at a nursing home facility should also ensure that you or your loved one receive immediate care.

Many of these injuries can have significant consequences. Injuries from a fall accident, especially for the elderly, can be life-altering. Some of the potential long-term effects include:

  1. Loss of mobility or living life wheelchair-bound, particularly after a broken hip;
  2. Decreased independence;
  3. Extensive medical bills, including those for surgical treatment, physical therapy and short-term care in a medical rehabilitation facility;
  4. Impaired brain function due to a traumatic brain injury; and
  5. Living with the fear of falling again.

For many senior citizens, falls are a regular occurrence and the emotional toll of frequent hospital visits and daily fear can be draining and devastating. It is the duty of the nursing home facility to prevent these falls from happening. If your loved one has been injured as a result of a fall at a nursing home facility, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. TODAY so that we can help. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and he will fight the insurance companies in an attempt to obtain you the maximum compensation possible. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team understands the sensitive nature and devastating impact of a fall accident and will handle your case with care and compassion while fighting tenaciously to get you the compensation you deserve.

DID YOUR LOVED ONE SUFFER AN INJURY AS A RESULT OF A FALL AT A NURSING HOME FACILITY IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF NURSING HOME FALL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK AT 716-839-3939 TODAY TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Nursing Home Facility Liability

Legally, nursing home facilities are obligated to provide a safe and healthy living environment for those in their care and any visitors. The legal responsibilities of a nursing home facility are two-fold.

The nursing home is required to adhere to the standards of any other landlord or property owner. These standards include:

  1. Maintaining a safe and hazard free environment in common spaces by removing, fixing, or monitoring any potential hazards, whether those hazards are physical parts of the premises or items used by staff or guests;
  2. Keeping walkways free of any ice or snow; and
  3. Maintaining the floors in spaces that may become slippery in the event of rain or snow.

By law, a nursing home is also required to adhere to certain standards applied to all long-term care facilities. These standards include:

  1. Providing and maintaining a safe and hazard-free living environment to residents;
  2. Monitoring and assisting residents who have difficulty with mobility;
  3. Assisting residents who may require assistance bathing;
  4. Monitoring patient needs in case a patient develops a need for greater assistance;
  5. Providing a safe, restraint-free solution to prevent a resident from falling out of bed;
  6. Enabling a resident to retain the highest quality of life and the greatest degree of personal independence possible;
  7. Providing or seeking the necessary degree of medical treatment for a resident in the event of an accident;
  8. Reporting and documenting any serious injuries as required by law; and
  9. Developing an action plan designed to prevent recurring injuries.

If your loved one was injured in a nursing home facility because of nursing home neglect or negligence, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, today for your free consultation. Your loved one may be entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is highly experienced with slip and fall injuries and knows how to get you maximum compensation after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. New York Super Lawyer, Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his team of Buffalo, New York nursing home fall personal injury lawyers will take on the nursing home and their insurance company to ensure that your family is in the best position to obtain the compensation and piece of mind you deserve. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we understand the importance of protecting the vulnerable members of our community and we will fight tirelessly to get you the best possible result for your nursing home fall case. Call us TODAY at 716-839-3939! DON’T WAIT! Let us fight for you!

DID YOUR LOVED ONE SUFFER AN INJURY AS A RESULT OF A FALL AT A NURSING HOME FACILITY IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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