Frequently Asked Questions

At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr. we are always prepared to answer questions about your case. However, we understand that there are times when you may have general questions for which you prefer a quick answer without speaking to your answer.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

As our population ages, an increasing number of American families face the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home. If a family member suffers a serious injury or illness that leaves them incapacitated or unable to care for him or herself, that decision may come even earlier.

Before moving a loved one into a nursing home, most families spend countless hours researching and visiting facilities. Not all nursing homes are created equal and neglect and abuse can happen even in the best of them. Tragically, we do not always learn this until after an incident has occurred.

Nursing home neglect and abuse includes physical, emotional, and psychological abuse such as—

  • Unexplained injuries or bruises
  • Bedsores and infections
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Over- or under-medicating
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Falls, dislocations, and fracture
  • Negligent supervision
  • Financial abuse and exploitation

If your family member has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you need an attorney who understands and empathizes with your situation. At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr., we work hard to obtain a positive outcome to your case, all while minimizing the strain a lawsuit can put on you and your family.

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An accident can wreak havoc on your life. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you regain control and protect your future by attaining a favorable verdict or settlement. At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr. we have spent nearly four decades fighting on behalf of personal injury victims throughout Alabama, Southeast Georgia, and Northwest Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, we can help. Contact us today at 1-888-614-4279 to discuss your case.

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Case Results
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Luverne, Inc. v. Allen, 572 So. 2d 434 (Ala. 1990
  • Coleman v. Cannon Oil Co., 911 F. Supp. 510 (M.D. Ala. 1995)
  • First Tennessee Bank, N.A., v. Snell, 718 So. 2d 20 (Ala. 1998)
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