Elderly Injury Attorneys in Tampa

Tampa Elderly Injury Attorneys

The elderly injury team of Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, represents seniors who suffer because of the actions of others. A nursing home may be liable when they allow conditions to exist that cause accidents or injuries. In addition, hazards may exist in other circumstances like in stores and buildings as the elderly go about their daily lives. An elderly person may receive financial compensation in these instances.

Seek Justice With a Tampa Elderly Injury Lawyer

When an elderly person is hurt because of negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct, they may deserve financial compensation. Florida laws protect seniors who are injured because of the actions of others. Damages are based on the individual losses to the victim. Even if damages are especially severe because the individual is a senior, they may claim the full compensation they are due under Florida law.  Our goal as elderly injury attorneys is to handle the legal process for you and pursue your case until you have fair payment for your losses. Our Tampa injury lawyers for seniors can assist clients with the following services:

  • Evaluating the situation to ensure the elderly person’s immediate safety
  • Investigation to determine the parties who are legally responsible for what happened
  • A determination of damages and the value of the case
  • Gathering evidence to prove fault
  • Gathering evidence to prove the value of the case
  • Assistance with reporting abuse, including to Adult Protective Services and the police as appropriate
  • Action under the Florida Nursing Home Bill of Rights¹
  • Filing legal documents, including papers to initiate the case
  • Pursuit of a strong and personalized legal strategy
  • Negotiations of a fair settlement or presentation of the case at trial

Our leader, Jack Bernstein, has been advocating exclusively for individual victims since 1983. All his time in the courtroom gives us insights into the unique needs of the elderly when they suffer injuries. Don’t let the legal system intimate you! We’re experienced lawyers who are ready to work on your behalf. You can expect professional, compassionate legal representation tailored to your needs.

What Is an Elderly Injury Lawsuit?

An elderly injury lawsuit is a claim for compensation based on the legal wrong of another person. Nursing homes have a duty to care for the individuals that live in their facilities. In addition, businesses that open their doors have to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors. When another person creates an unreasonable danger, an elderly injury lawsuit allows the victim to claim reasonable compensation for their injuries and damages.

What Are Some Kinds of Elderly Injury Cases?

To help you understand if you have an elderly injury case and may qualify for compensation, here are some examples of elderly injury cases:

  • The victim lives in a residential care facility. There is a broken handrailing on the stairs. The home doesn’t have the railing fixed for three months. As the victim walks down the stairs without the handrail, the victim slips and falls, sustaining a brain injury.
  • An elderly individual is running errands and stops at a convenience store. There is a water spill on the floor. When the individual doesn’t see the spill, they slip and break their arm.
  • When an elderly person goes to a restaurant, they find that the restaurant is overcrowded. As a result, another person runs into the elderly person. They tumble to the floor sustaining a broken wrist and severe bruising.
  • A victim lives in a residential care facility for specific medical needs. However, the staff neglects to dispense medication and fails to ensure that they receive the medical attention they need. As a result, the person suffers complications and additional injuries.
  • Even though a residential home is supposed to be a clean, safe facility, care providers fail to clean the facility adequately. As a result, there is an infectious disease outbreak. Several victims fall ill. and experience severe pain and complications.
  • Abusive caregivers commit assault and battery against a patient. The patient suffers damage to their eye and brain.

However, these are just examples. Various injuries qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced legal team for a free consultation to see if you or your loved one qualify to bring a claim.

Elderly Abuse and Neglect Injury Attorney Near Me

An elderly abuse and neglect injury attorney can help you seek justice if you or a loved one was hurt in Tampa, FL. We understand the Tampa community and know the right steps to take to get you the compensation you deserve. Highlights of the Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys law firm include:

  • All cases are overseen by the firm’s founder, Jack Bernstein.
  • Jack Bernstein has been advocating for injury victims for 37 years. He is dedicated to the cause for victims.
  • He is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, Hillsborough Bar Association and Clearwater Bar Association.
  • A graduate of the University of Miami, Jack Bernstein honed his craft by clerking for a Circuit Court judge.
  • We’re a large law firm serving Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. We have the skills and resources to help you or your loved one get justice.
  • It’s important to us that we get to know you and your individual needs. Our team understands the unique issues facing elderly victims. We put our knowledge to work to tailor our representation to meet your needs.

How Long Does It Take To Settle an Elderly Injury Case?

How long it takes to settle an elderly injury case depends on the severity of the injuries, the availability of the evidence and the victim’s goals. We know that it’s important to get justice quickly, and part of receiving justice is resolving your case promptly. Let our Tampa attorneys work to resolve your case in the best possible way, including the importance of getting the financial support you need right away.

At each stage of your injury claim, our team helps you understand what’s going on in the case. We present different options. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide when to resolve your case by accepting a settlement negotiated on your behalf. We give you the tools to make the best decisions for you.

Tampa Elderly Injury Attorney Free Consultation

Anyone who has been injured is invited to meet with our elderly injury attorneys for your free consultation. You could receive compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, emotional distress and more. Plus, you can hold wrongdoers responsible for their actions. The first step is your free and confidential consultation with our legal team. Come get to know us. Learn about your case, what you might receive in compensation and what’s involved in bringing a claim. Call or message us today to get started.

Legal References:

¹FLA. STAT. § 429.28 (2020)

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