It’s challenging when a loved one’s health declines to the point where in-home care becomes insufficient. It’s even more challenging to learn that their care facility subjected them to abuse and neglect.
It’s a tragic reality that some Washington State living facilities don’t prioritize residents’ safety. If your loved one suffered maltreatment in their nursing home and suffered injuries, a Washington personal injury lawyer from Jackman Law Firm can advocate for your family.
You have our promise that we will not stop fighting until we have achieved the best possible outcome. Call now to start your free, no-obligation consultation.
The Benefits of Working With the Nursing Home Lawyers at Jackman Law Firm
Our Washington nursing home abuse attorneys apply honesty, integrity, and excellence to every case they handle. We have more than a decade of experience handling personal injury claims, including those involving nursing homes and other care facilities.
When we take on your case, we:
- Investigate the harm your loved one has suffered
- Review staff members’ employment histories, the procedures and history of the facility, and the owners’ and managers’ history of care
- Identify the liable party or parties
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a full and fair compensation settlement
- File a lawsuit and represent your loved one in court (should the insurance company not negotiate in good faith)
The above services are just a snapshot of what you can expect from our legal team. We do everything in our power to bring your elder abuse case to a fair conclusion, whether that means going head-to-head with insurance companies or fighting for your loved one at trial.
It Costs You Nothing to Work With Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
At Jackman Law Firm, our Washington attorneys offer free case evaluations where you can get answers to your most pressing questions. After your initial visit, if you decide to move forward with one of our nursing home abuse lawyers, we handle your case on a contingency-fee basis, meaning:
- We collect no fees until and unless we successfully resolve your case.
- Our attorney’s fees come from your settlement—never from your pocket.
- You pay nothing if your case doesn’t yield compensation.
Working with an attorney experienced in nursing home law is more affordable than you think. We invite you to start your free case review and explore your options.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Washington, call 206-558-5555
Our Clients Appreciate the Quality of Our Advocacy
Our personal injury lawyers serve our clients with compassion, empathy, and respect. That is a promise we make to each person we represent. You don’t have to take it from us, however. Here’s a sampling of our client testimonials:
- “Chris Jackman was my lawyer. He was extremely communicative, informative and helpful with the case. He made me feel at ease with this situation that can be difficult and challenging. I am extremely thankful to have had an attorney who cared so much!” —Shane B.
- “Chris is a great attorney that puts his client’s well being and interests first and foremost. He does his best in every case to obtain justice on behalf of those who have been harmed by the negligence of others.” —Leon B.
- “Chelsea the case manager here is amazing. Highest expectations and no one more caring when assisting with your case! A combination of utmost professionalism and an embodied family experience from the moment we met. Thank you for everything Chelsea!” —Chris
During your free case review, we’re confident that you’ll see why clients come to us again and again with their personal injury claims.
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Our Washington Nursing Home Injury Lawyers Seek Maximum Compensation
We understand that no amount of money can undo the trauma your loved one suffered. Yet, financial recovery can offer a measure of justice and give you the resources to better their quality of life. For instance, we can seek the cost of transferring to a new care facility. We could also recoup the cost of any lost or stolen property, if applicable.
Other types of compensation our nursing home abuse lawyers can seek include:
- Medical bills, such as medical treatment costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Mental health counseling
- Wrongful death-related expenses, such as funeral costs
How much you may recover in compensation for your loved one depends on damages specific to your case. Our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys can identify your compensable damages and the costs associated with them. That way, you walk away with the financial recovery you need to move on.
We Have a Limited Time to File Your Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
In Washington, you typically have three years from the date of the abuse (or from the date you discovered the abuse) to file a personal injury lawsuit. There may be exceptions to this rule that give you more or less time to act. This makes it all the more important to consult with our legal team regarding your options.
Our nursing home attorneys will clarify your case’s deadlines, upholding your right to compensation from the liable party.
You Can Bolster Your Nursing Home Abuse Case Through Documentation
When pursuing damages, it’s not enough to say a loved one was abused. We must prove it. Documentation is key to providing the evidence needed for a successful resolution. You can gather such documentation by:
- Taking photos. Take pictures of your loved one each time you visit, and include their environment. Monitor his or her body for signs of abuse, capturing any anomalies. You may notice that the bathroom is unclean, or the furnishings are in disarray. Capture that in the photos. Pictures really do tell a thousand words.
- Requesting copies of your loved one’s health charts. Nursing home staff must keep your loved one’s chart updated. Ask for copies when you visit or, if it’s easier, take pictures of the chart. We can use any discrepancies to build your case.
- Chatting with the caregivers and residents about your loved one. Write down what was said and who said it. We could use any statements made by witnesses to support your claim.
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Recognizing Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse of a nursing home resident can take many forms and may not be immediately obvious. If your loved one lives in a nursing home or another care facility, keep an eye out for these and other indications of abuse:
- Bruising or broken bones
- Blood on clothing or bedding
- Fearful or unusual behavior around certain staff
- Missing money or other property
- Unsanitary conditions
You may have concerns about reaching out to a lawyer. After all, nobody wants to allege something, only to be proven wrong. Yet, this is your loved one’s well-being we’re talking about. There’s no such thing as being overly cautious when it comes to their safety. Our lawyers can investigate their living situation and advise you on your options.
Begin a Free Case Review With Our Washington Nursing Home Lawyers
If you suspect or are certain that your loved one has experienced abuse in a nursing home, contact our office to begin your free case consultation. We will handle your pursuit of justice from beginning to end, always putting your loved one’s needs first. Call Jackman Law Firm now.