Is your loved one suffering nursing home abuse? Here’s what you need to do: read this article, then contact our Southwest Florida attorneys.
Selecting the Best Attorney For You
Nursing home negligence actions are very specific, and they are very fact- and detail-intensive. When choosing an attorney to handle that type of case for you, you want to make sure you are hiring and retaining an attorney and a firm that has experience in this specific area of law. Folks are injured in nursing homes, and they are at their most vulnerable before these bad acts occur that leave people in an even worse position. Making sure you are choosing an attorney that one, knows how to handle these types of cases, and two, is going to get in with you early and investigate the details of the incident. Being able to put the pieces together with you on the ground is paramount when you’re looking for an attorney to handle these types of complex cases.
Taking the First Settlement Offer
In a nursing home negligence type claim, it is rare to get an early offer from nursing home insurance companies. There is a procedure that has to be worked through that the legislature has set forth, and what we have to do is clear a lot of hurdles and make sure that we have all the documentation necessary to present your claim. At the time that a first offer is made, it is generally not in your best interest to accept that offer unless you simply want the case to go away. More facts are uncovered, and the offer typically goes up the more that we are able to put time and effort and energy into fully documenting and fully putting together your case and your injuries.
Hiring an attorney for a nursing home negligence claim at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz will cost you absolutely nothing upfront. We do not seek any money from you initially when you first come to speak with us and evaluate the case; even after signing you up as a client or your loved one up as a client, we will ask for no money upfront from you. You will never see a bill from us, and we will never ask you for a check. We also cover the initial costs that go along with putting these detailed and fact-intensive cases together. We will not ask you for a check for those expenses, either. We front those on your behalf.
The only way that we get paid for your nursing home negligence case is if we are ultimately successful for you. At that point in time, we work on what’s called a contingency fee agreement where a portion or percentage of what ultimately is recovered for you or your loved one is paid to us for the work that we have done on the case, and then those expenses that we have had to take on to move your case along get reimbursed. At the end of the day, if we are ultimately not successful for you, you will never owe us a dime for looking into, furthering, and prosecuting your nursing home injury case.
Mistakes To Avoid After a Nursing Home Abuse Claim
The very biggest mistake we see in nursing home negligence cases in Florida is simply waiting and not addressing it immediately when it occurs or shortly thereafter. The legislature, the folks up in Tallahassee that make all the laws, have set forth certain procedures and requirements in nursing home negligence cases. These all involve timelines, so certain things need to happen at certain points in time along the way, otherwise your claim can be barred forever. As such, it is crucial that you are initially addressing the concerns and the complaints with a qualified attorney to make sure the documentation is there and completed and that we are working through those legislative mandates to cover and clear all of those hurdles that exist in a nursing home negligence case.
Is your loved one suffering nursing home abuse? Here’s what you need to do: contact our experienced Southwest Florida nursing home abuse lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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