Use a San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney that Gets to the Truth Fast
Concerned family members sometimes contact an elder abuse attorney when they:
- Suspect Neglect;
- Find strange bruises or other physical anomalies on their older relative;
- Notice significant weight loss and pallor change;
- Feel a loved one passed away under suspicious circumstances;
- Hear the loved one discussing a recent investment that seems hard to understand.
Despite frequent reports of physical and financial abuse in the news, family members often hesitate when they first suspect wrong-doing.
If you are hesitating and questioning your suspicions, keep in mind that the U.S. government Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year in the United States over 500,000 older Americans are abused neglected and/or defrauded financially. More amazing, experts think this figure is an UNDERESTIMATION because so many older and infirm older people have neither the freedom nor the ability to report their life circumstances. Believe it or not, because they are a vulnerable population, seniors can also be victims of unthinkable sexual and emotional abuse and outright abandonment.
First Steps When You Suspect Elder Abuse
Don’t let disbelief slow your investigation into a potentially life-threatening situation. Contacting an experienced California elder abuse attorney like Scott Fikes also gets you started with clear questions and first steps. Call 619-568-3189 or fill out the Schedule Case Evaluation form on this page. Because Scott has seen a variety of these cases over the years, he can provide concrete advice in his free consultation either over the phone or in his office. Scott handles cases of:
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Physical Elder Abuse,
- Deaths in Nursing Homes,
- Bedsores in Nursing Homes
- Nursing Home Sexual Abuse,
- Falls in Nursing Homes,
- Nursing Home Fractures, and
- Financial Elder Abuse.
Fikes Law Strengthens Your Elder Abuse or Nursing Home Neglect Case
Scott learned early that becoming adept in a variety of practice areas benefits individual cases. Where many San Diego elder abuse attorneys have to hire out the services they do not specialize in, Scott doesn’t blink when complications arise. He uses his experience and training across diverse fields to build the strongest singular case, your case.
Because All Families Deserve Timely Representation in Elder Abuse Cases
Do not be intimidated by potential attorney’s fees. I take all elder abuse cases on a contingency basis. This means you don’t pay any attorney’s fees or costs unless we win. This ensures that those concerned about poor care for their loved ones can change the situation as soon as possible without concern about oppressive costs. Scott can even discuss with you where you can recover attorney’s fees if indicated. Nursing homes charged with neglect and/or abuse may be subject to punitive damages.
Get a Free Opinion on an Adult Welfare Case
With a senior citizen’s welfare at stake, a close relationship between client and attorney is critical.
Scott’s dedication to attentive, personal service sets him apart from other San Diego elder abuse lawyers. In fact, Scott chose independent practice so that he would be free to provide the level of service clients deserve. Not only does he keep clients apprised of progress in their case every step of the way, he commits to returning client phone calls within 24 hours.
Time is of the essence in elder abuse cases. If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation please contact California elder abuse attorney Scott Fikes to discuss the matter. You can call 619-568-3189 or fill out the Schedule a Case Evaluation form on this page to get an office or telephone consultations on all elder abuse cases.
Scott truly wants to make sure desperate situations are rectified quickly and perpetrators are reported and prosecuted by the California legal system.
For more information about elder abuse go our Frequently Asked Questions, the San Diego district attorney’s Safe Seniors website and the California attorney general’s Elder Abuse Hotline and County of San Diego Adult Protective Services.