The elderly residing in nursing homes can have an accident that can cause serious injuries. Accidents in the nursing home can cause a variety of issues, including the physical effects on an elderly person as well as the emotional effects. Most accidents in a nursing home are preventable and can be reduced with the proper care and management of the resident. The large percentage of injuries in the nursing home are caused by falls. Residents of the nursing home may fall down if they are not properly monitored and cared for. Defective equipment in the nursing home may also cause the resident to fall and sustain an injury. A defective wheelchair, for example, can collapse and send the victim plummeting to the floor. Nursing home accidents have become a major issue in New York. Many residents are injured in the nursing home and need to be compensated for their pain and suffering. If you have beeninjured in a nursing home accident in New York, you should contact an experienced lawyer.