Financial Elder Abuse
California leads the nation in protections for seniors against financial elder abuse. The State’s laws afford broad civil remedies to seniors– beyond restitution (getting your money back) – including extra damages and mandatory attorneys’ fees. The Santa Clara County and California financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm represent senior victims in civil actions against all types of financial abusers: insurance agents selling unsuitable products, stock brokers churning accounts, reverse mortgage brokers pushing high-cost borrowing, agents who misuse a senior’s Power of Attorney, and embezzling family members and caregivers, among others. Our Santa Clara County and California financial elder abuse lawyers pursue all remedies available to seniors under the California Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act. If you or someone you know is the victim of financial elder abuse in Santa Clara County or elsewhere in California, call Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669. <br>
Why Civil Cases Matter
Many victims of financial elder abuse are reluctant to come forward because the abuser may be a needed caregiver or close family member or because the senior does not understand their rights, or is perhaps embarrassed by what has happened. You should never hesitate to come forward when you or your loved one has been financially exploited or abused. In fact, you should seek help immediately when you suspect abuse as there are strict time limitations on bringing suit. California law allows for punitive and treble damages in certain cases and mandatory attorneys’ fees and costs for the senior which alleviate the financial burden of bringing a case. We at Evans Law Firm have experience representing seniors in Santa Clara County and know the procedural rules and remedies in financial elder abuse cases. 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. Anyone can be a potential financial predator; the vast majority of financial elder abuse victims know their abuser well. Whenever you first suspect financial elder abuse, seek professional help and the advice of people you trust. Do not relinquish authority over finances by a Power of Attorney unless it’s to someone you completely trust; misuse of Powers of Attorney is a leading type of financial elder abuse. Be sure your checkbook, ATM card, and credit cards are kept in a secure place. 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 Santa Clara County, or in any California county, contact California 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:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.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 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.