Nursing Home Accident Lawyer San Antonio

If a loved one has been injured or neglected in a nursing home you need a lawyer who will stand up for the victim to ensure their case is handled appropriately and with the utmost care.

Our highly skilled San Antonio personal injury lawyers provide justice and fair treatment for abuse and negligence against your loved one. Contact us today for a free consultation.

San Antonio Nursing Home Accident Lawyer

When someone that you love enters a nursing home, it is an emotional time for everyone involved. Nevertheless, you expect the nursing home to put compassion, respect, and professionalism into their treatment. Federal laws and state laws have been put into place to protect nursing home residents physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. As a San Antonio nursing home accident lawyer, the truth is that there are accidents on a regular basis that can permanently harm those residents. Accidental injuries, bedsores, and medication errors that lead to further damage and even death are far too common.

Our San Antonio law firm has years of experience in helping families who have had loved ones hurt or neglected in unsafe facilities. We have seen many of these devastating cases and understand the compassion and complexity of the cases. If you think that your loved one has been injured in a nursing home accident, contact our San Antonio nursing home accident lawyer as soon as possible. We will work to protect your loved one from any further harm, hold the appropriate parties accountable so that the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else, fight for the compensation that your family needs, and get the justice that your loved one deserves. 

“Mr. Caquias recently provided representation for me in a family law matter. I was very impressed with his attentiveness and willingness to help. He was always there to listen and provide feedback on my thoughts about the case. He did a great job and I am very thankful he was there for me!” – Pedro

Nursing Home Accidents Can Be A Sign Of Abuse or Neglect

Nursing home employees can cause accidents by inflicting physical damage or simply neglecting training, best practices, or attention to the residents of the home. Neglect involves a lack of care for the residents of the nursing home. Evidence of neglect can include accidents due to falls when the patient is trying to use the bathroom, reach something, or simply move around the nursing home. It could be that the staff allowed the floors to be slippery, didn’t pick up after another resident, or weren’t paying attention. Especially in the cases of a patient with Alzheimer’s or dementia, they may be abandoned in a sitting room and cause harm to themselves. 

Residents are more likely to be injured in a nursing home accident if they fall into the following categories:

  • They use a wheelchair or stay in one place for a long time
  • They are advanced in age
  • They suffer from dementia
  • They have diabetes or another vascular disease
  • They have fragile skin
  • They do not get enough nutrition

One of the most common accidents in a nursing home is due to the neglect of the staff. Bedsores or pressure sores result from an immobile patient sitting in a bed or one a wheelchair for too long. Nursing homes must move residents regularly so that one area of the skin isn’t always compressed.

Falls are most often caused by negligent hazards within the facility, poor lighting, bed heights that are not safe, or improperly fitting or maintained equipment such as hoists, wheelchairs, and beds.

While hardly qualifying as an “accident,” other nursing home injuries can come from the rough handling of the staff while moving, feeding, bathing, or giving medication.

The Texas Attorney General has a whole division dedicated to elder abuse and the rights of the elderly. Learn more about the Rights of the Elderly.

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If someone is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency.

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What Should I Do If I Think Someone Was Hurt In A Nursing Home Accident?

If you think that your loved one as injured in a nursing home accident, you need to write down all it is that you see so that you do not forget. If possible, take photos of the accident scene and any bruising that you see. You may want to talk to the nursing home administrator or to the nursing supervisor. He or she will likely try to explain what happened, listen carefully. The nursing supervisor should listen to you and address any questions or specific concerns that you have. If you get a bad feeling, you may need to take further action.

If you suspect that there was an accident, it is possible to move the nursing home resident to another facility or into another wing. However, you want to do this in coordination with local authorities and a nursing home accident lawyer. 

Recovering Compensation For Nursing Home Accidents

If there is a valid claim for the nursing home accident, the victim and his or her family may be able to recover damages in order to pay for the costs of medical treatment, emotional distress, moving to a new facility, and pain and suffering. If the accident led to a wrongful death, the family of the victim may be able to recover compensation for that as well.

Our San Antonio nursing home accident law firm is experienced in preparing even the most sensitive of cases thoroughly for settlement and seeking full compensation on behalf of the loved one and family. We prepare each case as if it is heading to court to improve leverage in negotiations, even though most of our cases end in settlement and do not require a trial.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Results matter, let us fight for you.

Whether it be a personal injury, slip and fall accident, car accident, or other type of serious injury, it can leave you with many questions regarding the cause of your accident and your legal options. We want to help explain the basics of personal injury law and how our hard working legal team can help you. To do this, we have put together the following list of frequently asked questions:

If agreed, your case will be personally handled by Atty. Tomas A. Caquias and support staff in accordance with your contract.

  1. You will meet with a the lawyer for a consultation
  2. Our office will evaluate the facts and evidence,
  3. Once decided upon by both potential client and the law firm, than a contract may be signed to pursue a claim.
  • Were you injured by someone else’s negligence?
  • Did that person or business have insurance?
  • Was a police or incident report made?
  • Do you have medical expenses and other damages?
  • Have you or will you need to see a doctor?

These are all questions that will need to be answered in order to determine the value of your potential case.Call today to schedule your free consultation. Speak with a lawyer to best protect your claim.

  • The question to first ask your self is “How do you feel?”
  • Do you feel different than you did before the incident?
  • Are you sore?
  • Are you having trouble sleeping?
  • Have you spoken to a doctor?

Your settlement or jury award depends on many factors including the extent and duration of your recovery. In Texas, after a car accident or other personal injury, a victim has exactly 2 years to file a lawsuit in the court. A settlement can be reached in as little as a few days in some instances and years in others. If you were involved in a car or truck accident within the last two years. Contact our office today; time is important.

Insurance companies are notorious for two things.

  1. accepting your payment and
  2. not paying claims.

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer who is in good standing with their respective state bar can help ensure that you get the best monetary outcome possible. Remember, the insurance company will have a team of lawyers working for their best interests. Hiring a law firm with a dedicated legal team will you to make your demands known.

The client always has the final say when settling their claim. The lawyer will help guide you with their experience and knowledge, but the client should always have the last word when it comes to a settlement if the case is not taken to trial to be resolved.

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