The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that for each elder abuse case that is reported, about five more are never reported. There are likely many reasons for this, including the fact that seniors and their family members don’t always understand these laws or know what their rights are. The good news is that The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is here for you. You can read on to learn more about how the law treats these cases. You can then contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Only certain types of abuse qualify as elder abuse
While the definition of elder abuse is fairly wise, they are also specific. First, they are crimes that are perpetrated against people who are at least 65 years old, or adults who are younger but are dependent and require care due to physical and / or mental limitations.
The type of abuse can include prolonged / continual depravation of food or water, physical abuse, physical restraint, assault and battery, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, fraud, sexual assault and battery, theft, rape, financial exploitation, sexual harassment, assistance requests being ignored, degrading verbal harassment, not enough food or water, solitary confinement, not being properly medicated, and general neglect. If you have reason to believe that a loved one has been abused by a caregiver in any way then we encourage to immediately call a qualified attorney at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
We can help with your elder abuse case
The good news is that you are not alone. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are here to help you through each and every step of a civil action against the party responsible for the abuse, whether their care giver, the nursing home itself, or another entity. We will start by gathering evidence to prove the case. We will work with physicians who can document the injuries of your loved one.
We have financial experts on hand who can help find the right value for the case. This will include what are known as “real” economic damages, because they are actual costs such as medical bills, as well as noneconomic damages such as pain, suffering, and emotional distress. We will then work to seek compensation by negotiating with the at-fault party and / or their insurance provider. If this is not successful then we will file a lawsuit to work toward fair compensation.
Think you can’t afford an elder abuse attorney? Think again
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we understand that those who need help can’t always afraid help. This is why you’ll be glad to know that we offer no-risk representation. This includes a free legal consultation, but it also means that we’ll handle all costs involved with preparing your case. We are only paid if and we win your case. To begin the process, call us at 800-333-0000 and ask for a free legal consultation.