When you visit a hospital or seek emergency medical treatment you expect to be going into a safe environment for help. Frequently this is not the case. Hospitals, clinics, trauma and treatment centers offer many risks, especially if the premise is not properly maintained. Risk of injury is high. You may slip and fall on the stairs or a foreign substance, something unstable may fall from above and injure you, you may even be mugged in a dark corridor or parking area. If you have suffered personal injury at a healthcare facility it is important to contact an experienced injury attorney to get you full and fair compensation for your losses.Healthcare facility owners and operators have a legal responsibility to maintain their buildings in a reasonably safe way. This includes but is not limited to the parking area, stairwells, elevators. Upkeep and maintenance of health care facilities often require a lot of work, frequently shortcuts are taken and operators fail to make repairs and general upkeep on the property. Such injuries can occur via the following owner failings:
- Proper precautions should be taken to prevent slip-and-fall accidents
- Property operators and owners are required to keep buildings, parking lots, stairwells and sidewalks in a reasonably safe condition
- Adequate security and lighting must be provided throughout the facility
- Proper precautions must be taken to mitigate risk of fire and smoke inhalation injuries
If the owner who controls the facility fails to keep it safe, then they can become liable for any injuries that occur as a result of negligence. If you or a loved one suffer an injury at a healthcare facility, it is important to understand your legal rights and act accordingly.
If you are injured in an accident at a healthcare facility, contact the attorneys at Massey & Duffy, PLLC for your free consultation today.
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Our firm is founded on a sincere commitment to improving clients’ lives. We understand that in the wake of an accident, life as you know it has been shattered. Our goal is to help you put the pieces back together.
We are not a personal injury mill that emphasizes quantity over quality. Rather, we provide personal attention and superior service for each and every client. When you walk into our office, you will be meeting face to face with an attorney. We will walk you through the process and keep you informed at every step of the way.
Our lawyers understand what judges and juries look for in these cases, and we have a thorough grasp of effective strategies for maximizing your compensation. Whether your case goes to trial or is resolved through settlement, you can rely on us to place your needs and goals first.
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