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May 25, 2018 by |

Alameda County and California Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Scams Target Seniors

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER

Financial Elder Abuse Comes From All Directions

Financial elder abuse takes many forms and comes from many different directions. Thousands of seniors suffer injury at the hands of acquaintances or people they know even better.  Elder victims lose their life savings, pensions, and homes through these scams and are left struggling to pay bills. Sadly, many are left with little money to pay their monthly bills, have had their utilities shut off for nonpayment, or even lost their homes entirely.  The consequences of financial elder abuse in any form and from any corner can be devastating.

The Santa Clara County and California financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent senior victims who have lost money due to financial elder abuse by caregivers, insurance agents and financial advisors, persons acting pursuant to Powers of Attorney, trustees, and other fiduciaries. Whatever the fraud and whoever the perpetrator, our financial elder abuse lawyers pursue all remedies available to victimized seniors under the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act and other statutes designed to protect California seniors from financial elder abuse.  If you or someone you know is the victim of financial elder abuse in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669.

Remedies for Victimized Seniors

California leads the nation in protections for seniors against financial elder abuse. The State’s laws afford broad civil remedies to seniors– compensatory damages, the award of mandatory attorneys’ fees and all other remedies otherwise provided by law. These other remedies may include punitive damages and treble damages where the broker is guilty of oppression, fraud, or malice.  Seniors are often reluctant to come forward either because they are embarrassed by what has happened to them or because they do not understand their rights under California law.  If you are a senior or the loved one of a senior who has been the victim of financial elder abuse, don’t hesitate to come forward.  The financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. can represent you from investigation and filing a complaint and through discovery and trial, and toward a resolution.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one been the victim of financial elder abuse or securities fraud whether in Alameda County or anywhere else in California, contact California financial elder abuse attorney Ingrid Evans and the other Evans Law Firm financial elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud. We can help guide your case through a bench or 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.

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