MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Month: March 2022

Is a nursing home liable if a resident falls and breaks their hip?

Can you sue the home for damages if your elderly parent falls and breaks a hip while living in a nursing home? Many people assume that the nursing home is automatically liable for any accidents that occur on their premises, but this isn't always the case.  To file a successful lawsuit, you'll need to prove that the nursing home was negligent and caused your parent's injury. Resident have a right to expect a safe environment In Ohio, residents in a nursing home have the right to a safe and clean living environment. The staff must ensure that residents have clear pathways in their rooms,...

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Why you should reject an early settlement offer after an accident

The few days after an accident can be harrowing, especially if you suffered extensive injuries. Uncertainties about the future can lead you to make rash decisions, such as accepting an early settlement offer from insurance adjusters. Taking the money and moving on with your life may seem like a good move, especially if you are financially stretched, but it may not be your best option. Here is why. You will release the other party from liability If you agree to a settlement package offered to you by the at-fault party's insurer, it means that you are, in essence, closing your case. As a...

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