Indianapolis Improperly Maintained Nursing Home Attorneys
Did your loved one suffer an injury due to poor maintenance in a nursing home? If so, the Indianapolis improperly maintained nursing home lawyers of the Hankey Law Office are ready to help you get justice. We are prepared to listen to you, investigate the situation, and help make sure that these hazards are corrected and the parties responsible pay for any injuries that occurred as a result of their carelessness.
We trust nursing homes to look after our family members and to keep them safe, healthy, and happy during their senior years. We, therefore, expect the nursing home to keep these facilities that we are paying for properly maintained. Nursing homes should be clean, safe, and kept in good repair at all times.
Sadly, nursing homes do not always live up to our expectations, and the residents suffer greatly as a result. Sometimes the staff fails to keep the nursing homes clean, well-maintained, and free of hazards. Other times the facility is not kept up to code, exposing the residents to unnecessary danger. Whatever the case, if the staff does not properly maintain the nursing home, it can expose the elderly residents to sickness and harm. It is a betrayal of the trust we place in the nursing home if they expose their residents to such conditions, as well as clear abuse of the elderly. You can hold them legally accountable if they fail in their duties.
If a nursing home has not properly maintained their facilities and one of your loved ones has suffered, as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for the abuse they have had to endure. The lawyers at the Hankey Law Office are there to represent clients against nursing homes who have failed their residents. Give us a call today at (317) 634-8565 to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your legal options.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
While filing a lawsuit sounds simple, the process can actually be very complicated. There are requirements on how to serve someone and where you can serve them, as well as who you must serve. Not making things any easier is the fact that there can be many small regulations that are different from court to court. The process can become very complicated, very fast.
While it can be tempting to represent yourself in your claim, this is a very risky move to make. Courts do not treat parties that represent themselves any differently than a party that is represented by an attorney. It does not matter how busy you are; the courts will not cut you any slack. All parties, whether they have legal representation or not, must follow the same procedures. All necessary forms must be filed properly and within the required time. Also, you must prove all claims to the standard the relevant laws require. If any step is missed or not completed to the proper standard, then you could have any potential recovery reduced or eliminated entirely.
If you believe that your loved one is suffering abuse because of an improperly maintained nursing home, the best thing you can do is contact an attorney from the Hankey Law Office and let’s work together to determine the best course of action.
Why Choose Us?
The nursing home attorneys at the Hankey Law Office have worked hard to protect families like yours in Indianapolis and the surrounding area for decades. We believe in taking a strong stance against nursing home abuse in any form, and we especially believe that the facility we choose to put our loved one in should be clean and well-maintained at all times. If ownership, management, and staff fail to ensure that the facility is safe, we will be there to hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are committed to helping you and your family get justice and right the wrongs that have happened to you. We also know that by taking action now, you could prevent the same injury accident from happening to someone else. Hiring an attorney is one of the smartest decisions you can make, and it could possibly affect more people than just you and your loved ones. When you hire the Hankey Law Office, you can rest easy knowing that you have a firm with more than 75 years of combined experience handling cases just like yours. Not only will we work hard on your behalf, we will not rest until you get the compensation that you are owed.
Signs of an Improperly Maintained Nursing Home
There are many ways that a nursing home can be improperly maintained. Improper maintenance can expose the residents of a nursing home to both physical injury and disease. Some things to look out for if you think your loved one’s nursing home is not being properly maintained include the following:
- Poor cleanliness (this includes things like not cleaning rooms sufficiently or allowing garbage to pile up)
- Not keeping the building up to code
- Poorly maintained furniture and appliances
- Allowing nails or other sharp objects to protrude
- Stumbling hazards
- Lack of guardrails or ramps
These things and many more are potential hazards to be on the lookout for when visiting your loved one. Remember, the nursing home staff must be diligent in preserving the health of their residents. If you see these hazards or any others, you should let the staff of the nursing home know immediately, and contact an attorney if someone is injured due to hazards in the facility.
The experienced Indianapolis nursing home abuse lawyers at the Hankey Law Office are ready to help if you or a loved one have suffered injury or illness as the result of an improperly maintained nursing home. While we know that accidents can happen, we demand that nursing homes treat their residents with the care they deserve. If a nursing home fails to live up to that standard, then you and your loved ones deserve justice.
At the Hankey Law Office, we have experienced lawyers like our founder Charles Hankey ready to represent you. Charles Hankey has been representing injured clients for decades to help them through some of the most difficult parts of their lives. He has personally handled at least 10,000 trials and is very experienced in practicing in the courts of Indianapolis. He and the other lawyers here at the Hankey Law Office are ready to represent you in your time of need.
If a nursing home has not maintained their facilities and exposed you or your loved ones to a health hazard, you need the experienced lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by your side. Do not wait to get the compensation you deserve. Call the Hankey Law Office today at (317) 634-8565, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live. We are here to help, so call now.