Police Offer Reward In Response To Gruesome Attack On Senior
Law Enforcement Moves Against Abusers Preying On The Elderly
The San Francisco Police Department is really targeting the heinous crime of elder abuse. Earlier this week, we wrote of a combined law enforcement action that nabbed several persons suspected of committing elder abuse in San Francisco’s Chinese Community. This week, the San Francisco Police Officers Association announced it’s offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who assaulted an 88-year-old woman in the city on Tuesday. The attack occurred early Tuesday morning in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. The victim received multiple traumatic injuries. Police have released a sketch of the suspect: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sketch-released-suspect-visitacion-valley-attack-elderly-woman/.
The San Francisco and California financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent victims of financial and physical elder abuse whether at the hands of strangers, caregivers, trustees, conservators, financial advisors, or insurance agents selling inappropriate products like annuities or life insurance for a commission. If you or a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, call our elder abuse lawyers today at (415)441-8669. If you’ve been wronged, notify law enforcement (Adult Protective Services and the police) and also reach out to counsel. The Evans Law Firm elder abuse lawyers will pursue all remedies available to seniors in California including restitution (getting your money back) and rescission (undoing an invalid contract) in financial elder abuse cases, and extra damages, and recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in bringing any type of elder abuse action.
Preventing Elder Abuse
When an aging senior lives alone, he or she is always at greater risk of elder abuse. If you have a senior loved one, stay involved in his or her life and visit regularly, and consider alternative living arrangements when your senior loved one is no longer able to live alone. To prevent financial elder abuse, regularly review bank accounts, checkbooks, statements, and important papers. Accompany seniors on trips to the bank or any business meeting. Ward off strangers who take a sudden interest in their “well-being” or financial matters. Do a background check on anyone you hire to assist your loved one in the home. If your loved one has an in-home caregiver or other new acquaintance who seems overly interested in the elderly person’s life, be on guard. Look for signs of financial exploitation:
- Unexpected changes in account balances or banking practices
- New bank accounts
- Allowing a new friend or trusted acquaintance to make decisions on the elderly person’s behalf
- Unauthorized or unexplained withdrawals
- Disappearance of cash or valuable possessions
- Unanticipated transfers of assets to others
- Unpaid bills
- Sudden changes to a will, trust, or other important financial documents
- Someone screening the elder’s phone calls or going through their mail
If you or someone you love is the victim of any type of elder abuse including financial elder abuse by a caregiver, trustee, insurance agent, broker, financial advisor or other party, call Ingrid M. Evans and the other San Francisco and California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Our attorneys have experience with securities, annuity, and other investment fraud, financial elder abuse cases and complex qui tam or whistleblower cases including offshore tax avoidance cases, complex financial contract cases and cases against large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.