Elder Abuse: The Hard Facts
An estimated $3 billion is lost to seniors and their families every year as a result of financial elder abuse. The number of victims sharply increased in recent years and that number will continue to grow as baby boomers age. Local law enforcement is targeting the problem in a major way. Over the past few years, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office partnered with Aging and Adult Services, the Public Guardian, and County Counsel to form a County-wide elder and dependent adult protection initiative, EDAPT (Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team). We at Evans Law Firm encourage you to contact EDAPT whenever you suspect elder abuse. You should also pursue civil remedies immediately and the elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm can help. If you or someone you know is suffering from elder abuse of any type in San Mateo County, call us today at 415-441-8669.
Who Is At Risk and What Does It Look Like?
Over 90% of the elderly who are abused know their abusers. This is one of the reasons that elder abuse is underreported, and it is one of the many challenges with elder abuse cases in general. These perpetrators can be caregivers, friends, neighbors or even family members. Other perpetrators are usually scammers who contact the elder via phone or computer asking for money, or fake love interests. Insurance agents and financial advisors also sometimes prey on the elderly and sell them expensive annuity and other insurance products that they do not need. The elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm Inc. have experience pursuing actions in San Mateo County against all these different types of abusers.
The Bottom Line
Elder abuse is dangerous, and it is happening at unimaginable rates. Stay connected to your senior loved one and involved in his or her life. Don’t let them isolate; an isolated senior is particularly vulnerable to abuse and susceptible to manipulation. If you yourself are a victim of financial elder abuse in San Mateo County or elsewhere in Calfiornia, or you know someone who is, call the Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669. We offer a free consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
If you or a loved one been the victim of elder abuse in San Mateo county, or in any California county, contact the 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 complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. 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.