Financial Elder Abuse
Importance of Civil Recovery Actions
Financial elder abuse is often criminal. Whether you’re a victim or a loved one, always report criminal financial elder abuse to law enforcement. But always pursue your civil remedies too. Criminal prosecutions are important but they are lengthy and work well when combined with a civil lawsuit to recover damages. California leads the nation in protections for seniors against financial elder abuse. The State’s laws afford broad civil remedies to seniors– beyond restitution – including extra damages and mandatory attorneys’ fees. We at Evans Law Firm have experience representing victims in civil actions against all manner of abusers: insurance agents, brokers, reverse mortgage brokers and lenders, financial advisors, scam artists, embezzling family members, caregivers, and nursing homes, to name but a few. 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. We only represent those in the State of California.
Why Civil Cases Matter
Law enforcement plays a critical role in the war on financial elder abuse in Alameda County and throughout California. But bear in mind that law enforcement represents the State in prosecution of crimes; it does not represent the victim. Nor is the primary aim of a prosecution to get you your money back. That’s where civil lawyers with experience in financial elder abuse come in. Your lawyer’s sole aim is to represent you and do everything legally possible to get your money back and extra, or punitive, damages, if the abuse was especially reckless or malicious. We at Evans Law Firm have experience representing seniors in Alameda County. We work on financial elder abuse cases every day. Call us at (415)441-8669 when you first suspect a problem.
If you’re a senior or the loved one of a senior be cautious in all financial matters. Know that anyone could be a potential financial predator. That’s a hard dose of reality, but true. We cannot stress enough that you should seek professional help whenever you first suspect financial elder abuse. Seek the advice of people you trust. Do not relinquish authority over finances or access to a checkbook or credit cards to anyone unless it’s someone you completely trust. Don’t respond to door-to-door or phone or internet solicitations for money; these are the most recurring types of financial elder abuse. Lastly, if you’re a senior, don’t isolate; let loved ones and longtime friends and professionals help you just as you helped them in your younger years. It’s important.
If you or a loved one been the victim of financial elder abuse in Alameda County, or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm financial elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</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 jury trial, through a FINRA arbitration, 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.