We want our loved ones to have nothing but the happiest of times in their later years. When they enter a nursing home it is so that they may be cared for and so that they may live in a happy environment. Unfortunately, there are times when such facilities fail to provide the type of care and attention that is needed. This failure may give rise to claims of negligence and, in extreme situations, abuse. If you have a loved one who has suffered through such an ordeal then you have options. Richard Summers is an Atlanta personal injury attorney who handles cases involving nursing home abuse and/or negligence. Richard prides himself on providing the highest levels of service and he is ready to assist you in dealing with the situation. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. We handle matters throughout Georgia.
Lawyer assisting Atlanta families whose loved ones have suffered from nursing home negligence or abuse
Nursing homes are required to take reasonable steps in ensuring that their residents receive quality care. These steps can include hiring qualified personnel with clear backgrounds, ensuring that the facilities are kept in a safe condition, and having procedures to ensure that standards are being kept. Victims of abuse or negligence may be entitled to past and future medical expenses, damages for pain and suffering, as well as possible punitive damages. A victim and their loved ones will typically have two years, from the most recent act of abuse, in which they may file a claim.
The first step in a nursing home abuse case is to identify all of the possible defendants. Liable parties can include the caregivers themselves, their supervisors, the owner of the facility, and possibly the property owner if the facility is leased. Once these parties are identified then their insurers will be contacted and a demand will be made that all evidence be preserved. Once the extent of the victim’s injuries are known a settlement demand will be made. If a settlement cannot be reached then a case will be filed with the appropriate Court. The discovery process will be used to obtain internal documents, records, and other information which establish the liability of the defendants. If the case proceeds to trial then the jurors will decide fault and the amount of damages to be awarded. These types of cases involve very fact specific questions and it is vital that you retain a qualified attorney.
Richard Summers is an Atlanta personal injury lawyer who spent roughly fifteen years working in insurance defense. Richard will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of what happened and to help you understand what to expect from the process. He will immediately identify the potentially liable parties and contact them directly. We will fully investigate the matter. This can include retaining a private investigator to interview witnesses and former patients of the facility. This investigation may also include retaining elder care experts who can offer opinions as to whether the facility’s actions fell below a reasonable standard. Richard will not hesitate to take your case to trial and will make sure that your rights are protected throughout the entire process. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life and we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer providing quality service to his clients
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse then you have been through enough. You do not need to deal with an attorney who also fails to meet their professional obligations. Richard strives to provide a high level of service and this includes a regular attorney-client communication. Richard often provides clients with his cell phone number, he quickly returns messages, and he provides regular written updates as to the status of one’s case. It is our role to help those in our community and we take this responsibility seriously.
We serve residents of Atlanta and its greater metro area. This includes the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.