According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the number one cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for senior Americans. As we age and need more help with daily activities, many of us live a certain number of our years in a nursing home. Thousands of elderly nursing home residents are injured in slip and fall accidents each year. Nursing home staff/owners are tasked with caring for their elderly clients so when a slip and fall accident happens involving negligence, they can be held liable under premises liability laws and personal injury laws.
While it is true that seniors are more likely than other age groups to slip and fall during regular activities, there are legitimate slip and fall cases for nursing home residents. Understand that many nursing home residents become nervous to file a complaint against their caregivers and may be reluctant to come forward.Read More
When an inpatient – a person receiving medical care in a hospital – has a slip and fall accident the hospital may be liable for injuries. Medical facilities and health care professionals owe a “duty of care” to their patients and part of that duty is ensuring that their patients do not suffer further injury while they are being treated or recovering from medical treatment performed in the hospital. Patient accidents in hospitals including slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries; particularly for the elderly.Read More
With fall fast approaching it is time to start thinking about keeping your family and home safe when the inevitable Pacific Northwest fall storms hit. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is doing their part by trimming back trees near power lines and installing electric cable specifically designed to withstand branches, thereby reducing power outages.Read More
The risk of personal injury rises in winter due to holiday parties where alcohol in consumed and winter conditions like snow, ice and slush that increase the risk of car accidents and slip and fall accidents.