Elder Abuse in Alameda County
Most Reported Cases are for Financial Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a real problem in Alameda County and throughout California. Although elder abuse takes different forms (physical, financial, neglect, psychological, etc.), over 70% of reported cases in Alameda County involve financial elder abuse. The Alameda County financial elder abuse lawyers at Evans Law Firm, Inc. understand how devastating financial elder abuse can be and can help you or a loved one when victimized. We fight for seniors every day. If you or someone you know is the victim of elder abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call our attorneys today at 415-441-8669.
Alameda County Adult Protective Services runs a 24-hour hotline for elder abuse at 1-866-225-5277 (1-866-CALL-APS). Always notify police and Adult Protective Services of any suspected financial elder abuse but reach out to counsel as well. Our Alameda financial elder abuse attorneys will pursue all available remedies under California law, including restitution (getting your money back), extra damages to punish abusive conduct against seniors, and awards of attorneys’ fees and costs for bringing your case. Our attorneys litigate against caregivers, embezzling trustees and agents under Powers of Attorney, insurance agents selling unsuitable annuities and life insurance, reverse mortgage lenders, stockbrokers and financial advisors manipulating a senior’s account, and any other person or business that financially exploits seniors.
In the meantime, protect yourself and senior loved ones from financial elder abuse. Alameda Social Services Agency website contains some useful red flag warnings and protection tips at https://www.alamedasocialservices.org/public/services/elders_and_disabled_adults/elder_abuse.cfm. Above all, don’t isolate if you’re a senior. If your loved one is the senior, stay involved in his or her life and encourage them to stay active in community groups, their church or synagogue, and maintaining connections to old friends and family. Isolated seniors are easy prey to financial abuse and exploitation. If your loved one is a senior, help them out all you can. We all need help as we grow older. Our seniors took care of us when we were young and now it’s our turn!
If you or a loved one been the victim of any form of elder abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, contact California elder abuse attorney Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of elder abuse, including physical and financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud. We can help guide your case through a jury trial, or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.