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Negligent Security in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities accommodate the elderly and younger persons who have physical and mental disabilities. Those in need of these services tend to require constant care, and they are particularly vulnerable to dangerous incidents such as opportunistic criminals. If you or a loved one was injured in Boston, Cambridge, or anywhere else in Massachusetts as the result of insufficient nursing home security, contact a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP today.

Bad Security Leads to Injuries, Which Leads to a fInancial Burden

It is crucial that owners and managers of nursing homes and assisted living facilities provide adequate security and take reasonable steps to prevent residents from foreseeable harm. The sad reality is that they do not always do that, and a person injured could be entitled to compensation when that is the case.

Proving that a nursing home or assisted living facility exercised negligence in providing this security – as they are obligated to do under the law – is the key to obtaining a settlement or victory in the courtroom, and that is our specialty at Altman & Altman. The facility may have failed to provide adequate security, failed to have functioning security cameras or failed to ensure that adequate door locks were installed. We will get to the bottom of why the security failure occurred, and who was at fault.

Negligent security cases typically involve an injury suffered as a result of a criminal attack (in most instances, violent crimes like robbery, beatings or sexual assault). Seniors and those with disabilities are especially susceptible to serious injuries from these attacks because they may already have a physical weakness or illness and be completely defenseless. Even with medical insurance, medical treatments and rehabilitation can wreak financial havoc on the victim and his or her family. Compensation can ease that financial burden.

What to do if Injured

If you or a loved one has been attacked and injured in a nursing home or assisted living residence, take the following steps:

  • Get immediate medical care
  • Call the police and report the attack
  • If you feel that you might have been injured because of negligent or inadequate security, call a personal injury lawyer

Altman & Altman LLP is ready and waiting to take your case. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we have a team of talented personal injury lawyers who have combined experience of more 50 years. We draw on that experience and our extensive knowledge of local laws and regulations in order to get the best results for our clients.

At Altman & Altman, our clients are our first priority. We strive to provide them not only unparalleled legal representation, but also a compassionate ear for their troubles and concerns. Our goal is to enable our clients to recover from the injury suffered and feel content knowing that their case is being handled in the most professional manner possible, and so we will take the time not only to listen to the specific details regarding your case, but also keep in mind the unique goals you may be seeking.

Call a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us via our convenient online chat for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions that you might have.

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