The elderly are among the most vulnerable in our society and all too often they become victims of fraud, neglect, abuse…and worse.
Signs of Neglect or Abuse
Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care programs and even home care helpers have been guilty of horrific treatment of the elderly. Whether your older loved one is under the care of an institution or an individual, you need to be alert for the warning signs of neglect, abuse or fraud. These include, but are not limited to:
- Unexplained or recurring injuries or bedsores
- Change in outlook; moodiness
- Low self-esteem, depression, hopelessness
- Passivity, fearfulness
- Social isolation
- Weight loss
- Inappropriate medication dosages
- Unclean surroundings or clothing
- Missing or disappearing property
- Excessive or unpaid bills
- Lack of basic necessities (food, clothing, etc.)
- Unauthorized activity in a bank, credit card or investment account
- Frequent/recent property title or will changes
If You Suspect a Problem
If you suspect that your elderly loved one is being mistreated, do not wait: contact us immediately for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We conduct most cases on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing unless you win.
Most people would rather not think about what will happen when they die. However, the ones that do think about it leave much more asset value and far fewer complications for their heirs.
At the end of your life, your assets will be distributed and taxed. Where they are distributed and how much they are taxed depends on having a well-thought out estate plan.
The first step in estate planning is to decide how you want your assets distributed. Whether you are married or single, with or without a family, it is important to avoid the lengthy, cumbersome and expensive probate process by ensuring that your assets are properly held and their disposition clearly spelled out in binding legal documents.
Because inheritance can be subject to a variety of Federal, state and income taxes, you need competent advice to preserve the value of your assets. Depending on your circumstances and wishes, this may involve gifts, trusts, powers of attorney and wills.
Finally, your estate plan needs to be a flexible document, something you can adapt as tax laws, investment opportunities and your own personal circumstances change.
When a family is faced with the death of a loved one, the last thing they want is to deal with legal details.
Caring and Discrete Advisors
Estate Law involves more than just legalities and tax matters; it concerns people’s most personal issues, often when they are emotionally overwhelmed.
- Estate Planning
- Trust and Wills
- Asset Protection
- Charitable Trusts/li>
- Appreciated Assets
Protect your family’s future security – call today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Family matters, which can be legally complex, are deeply personal and often emotionally charged. To make sound decisions about issues that can have life-long ramifications, you need support and understanding, in addition to expert counsel and aggressive representation.
Competent, Compassionate Representation
- Alimony and spousal support
- Child custody, visitation and support
- Parental kidnapping
- Legal separation
- Prenuptial agreements
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse and protection
- Restraining orders
- Temporary protection orders
- Post judgment modifications
- Judgment enforcement
- Property issues
Often a family legal situation does not end with an agreement or court order; as families grow and change, adjustments may need to be made to accommodate those changes. Therefore, our representation does not end at the negotiating table or in court. We stand beside you throughout the legal process.
A Trusted Advisor
Find out how our advocacy can support your life goals – contact us today for an initial, no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries caused by another, our justice system provides methods for seeking redress. Although legal remedies cannot heal your injuries, they can provide monetary compensation for your medical expenses, loss of earnings and earning capacity, pain and suffering and other non-economic losses.
Experienced In Personal Injury Law
Our comprehensive knowledge of state and federal laws governing vehicles, insurance and liability has enabled us to win full and fair compensation for our clients in cases that range from the most complex paralysis and wrongful death cases to back and neck strain cases. Our clients include victims of:
- Automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents
- Boating and aviation accidents
- Burns, fires, and chemical explosions
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Hazardous waste
- Intentional acts
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall injuries
- Toxic torts
- Workplace accidents and injuries
- Wrongful death
Prepared for Trial
While many personal injury cases are resolved through direct negotiations with an insurance company, sometimes a matter cannot be satisfactorily settled without going to court.
Preserve Your Rights – Act Now!
Now is the time to contact us if you have suffered an injury. Since personal injury cases are subject to a statute of limitations that restricts the time you have to file a claim, it is important that you enlist competent legal counsel as soon as possible following an injury.
Your initial consultation is free and without obligation. Should we proceed with a legal case, you will not be charged a fee unless your case is successful. If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t delay – contact us today for a free consultation.
If you have sustained an accidental injury and/or disease as a result of your employment, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation.
Worker’s compensation laws are complex and claims must be filed according to specific procedures or benefits may be denied. Therefore, it is important that you enlist the services of a firm with worker’s compensation experience.
The Experience You Need
Since 1993, we have been helping blue collar workers, office employees, professionals and others employed by private industry and government win the compensation they deserve for workplace injuries and illnesses such as:
- Asthma or other pulmonary conditions
- Carpal tunnel/repetitive trauma injuries
- Emotional distress
- Eye injuries
- Hearing problems
- Heart attack or stroke
- Loss of use of limbs
- Neck, back, and joint injuries
- Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis
- Psychiatric problems
In circumstances where a third party caused or contributed to your injury or illness, we will thoroughly investigate to determine liability and then file claims accordingly.
Claim the Benefits You Deserve
If you suspect you may be eligible for worker’s compensation, contact us immediately to schedule an initial consultation. There is never a charge or obligation for us to review the merits of your case. And most cases we pursue are undertaken on a contingency basis, so you owe us nothing until your benefits are awarded.