Cases of physical elder abuse are often complex, and at times, it can be difficult to discern the liable party, which is why it is always best to retain the services of an experienced California elder physical abuse lawyer. Contact Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP today to learn more about how our legal team can help.
California Elder Physical Abuse Lawyer
Elder abuse cases are complicated, which is why it is so important that anyone dealing with a case of abuse hires an experienced California elder abuse lawyer who can fight for the outcome they need.
Physical Abuse Defined
An act of physical abuse is considered any violent or harmful act against an elderly person, often resulting in serious injury or even death. An act of physical abuse against an elderly person can happen at the hands of a family member, nursing home staff member, hospital staff member, and others. Some of the most common acts of elder abuse are as follows:
Warning Signs of Physical Abuse
There are several potential warning signs of physical abuse to look out for. This can include an elderly person developing any of the aforementioned injuries (unexplained bruises, broken bones, etc.), as well as sudden changes in behavior, signs of fear around certain staff members, and more.
Statute of Limitations for Elder Abuse Claims
In California, the statute of limitations for an elder abuse claim is, generally, two years. In other words, the plaintiff is required to file their elder abuse claim in court within two years of the date the incident of abuse occurred. When a plaintiff tries to bring a claim after the two-year mark, their claim will likely be dismissed.
Contact a California Elder Physical Abuse Lawyer
For years, the legal team here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP has fought on behalf of countless clients involved in elder abuse litigation, and we are here to help you, too. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation with our competent legal team today.