We hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health. We would like to share some important developments about our practice and the status of personal injury litigation.
Our office continues to remain fully operational and very busy with both investigating personal injury claims, conducting negotiations and pursuing lawsuits. For all of our clients, your health is of the utmost importance to us. We continue to offer virtual consultations and office appointments. Many court proceedings, including depositions are now conducted virtually to adhere to social distancing requirements. This enables us to provide our clients with reassurance of their safety while aggressively pursuing a just result for your claim.
If you or someone you know may need to speak with an attorney about a personal injury claim, give us a call today. We are happy to be of assistance.
What should you do if you are in an auto accident?
Now that New York has opened up social distancing restrictions, and with winter around the corner, there will be more cars on the road and, in turn, more accidents. If you are injured in an accident, your first priority should be to get medical care for anyone who may have been injured. In addition, you should consider the following:
- Report the accident (and get the name of the person to whom the report is made, e.g., name and title);
- Identify witnesses;
- Take Photographs (both of your injuries and of the accident scene);
- Notify your insurance company; and
- Complete a No-Fault Claim.
Lastly, you should also contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The attorneys at Greene
Reid & Pomeroy can help you navigate the aftermath of a personal injury accident. There are several traps for the unwary. Even if you are not sure if you have a claim, it does not hurt to call. There is little to lose and much to gain. Put our experience to work for you!
Selecting the Right Nursing Home
Our firm has been helping families victimized by nursing home abuse and neglect for decades. Tragically, elderly nursing home residents frequently suffer malnutrition, dehydration, pressure sores, injuries from falls and over-mediation at an alarming rate. The following is a list of the Top 5 things that your family may want to consider to select the right nursing home or assisted living facility for your loved one.
Is A Nursing Home Our Only Option?
Before you decide that a nursing home is the best option for your loved one, confirm that
your loved one’s medical condition has been carefully and thoroughly evaluated. Make sure that there is an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Consider whether your loved one might be able to remain at home as long as the proper support system is in place. Consider whether there is a lesser restrictive measure available prior to skilled nursing.
What Are the Nursing Home Options?
If it is determined that nursing home care is needed, perform research on what nursing
homes are available in your area. Location, location, location. The nursing home residents who receive the best care are the residents who have regular visitors who ask questions and demonstrate concern.
“Nursing Home Compare” Website
Visit the “Nursing Home Compare” website at www.Medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.
You can search for nursing homes by state, city, county, zip code or by name. Nursing homes are inspected annually by government investigators and certified to make sure they meet certain state and federal health and safety requirements. The website will let you search to see how the facilities in your area compare with one another and also contain information about a facility’s federal and state licensure actions, certification status and more!
Take a Personal Tour
Most nursing homes have admissions workers who will be happy to schedule a tour for
you. It is also helpful to visit in early evening so you can observe the caregiving activities on both day and evening shifts. Ask for a list of activities provided that week and see if you can attend a meal. Often, the assistance provided by the staff to residents in the dining room is a good reflection of the staffing patterns in the facility.
Once your loved one enters the facility, you and your family members should visit as
much as possible to assure that good care is being provided. If the nursing staff knows that the care of your loved one is a very high priority with you family, and that members of your family will be at the facility on a regular basis to check up on the care, you may significantly reduce the risk of neglect and abuse.
Maureen E. Maney selected as a Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America.
Greene Reid & Pomeroy, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Maureen E. Maney, a partner in the firm, has been selected to join The Litigation Counsel of America as a Fellow.
The Litigation Counsel of America, or LCA, is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. Please join us in congratulating Maureen on her accomplishment!