Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect
According to Adult Protective Services, there are approximately 240,000 cases
of elder abuse documented each year in the United States and many of the incidents
are occurring in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
In many cases, accidents and injuries in nursing homes are a result of neglect
and in some instances can be attributed to intentional harm.
The elderly need to be protected against irresponsible and often criminal
nursing home operators and must rely on their families and loved ones to represent
them if they have suffered damages due to negligence. Even though the State
of California has enacted the Adult Civil Protection Act for the purpose of
guarding against elder abuse, it is extremely important that you consult with
an attorney if you suspect that there has been a case of elder abuse.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have over 25 years experience in personal
injury matters. Our experienced team of lawyers will investigate the facts,
evaluate your claim, determine which parties and insurance companies are responsible,
and handle all of the details of preparing and presenting your case.
Your ability to make a claim for personal injury rests upon three factors:
1. First is liability, that is, who caused the accident and is legally responsible;
2. Second is the establishment of an amount of damages to which you are legally
3. Third, the ability to collect the damages, specifically what sources, such
as insurance or individual assets, are available for payment of a settlement
or damage award.
As attorneys we help our clients establish the liability, evaluate and prove
the damages, and collect the settlement or judgment. We handle all of the details
and are prepared to help our clients get through the hardships and stress created
by elder abuse.
As lawyers, we act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf of our clients.
We handle personal injury claims on a daily basis, ranging from
simple whiplash injuries to catastrophic injury and death claims.
We handle claims from the start to the finish, including a professional
evaluation of the claim, meeting the legal deadlines, all dealings
with insurance adjusters and other lawyers, and taking care of a
lot of the details that accompany any injury claim.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal
and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and
accidents and defective products.
If you or a loved one has suffered damages as a result of nursing home abuse
or neglect, we will be glad to discuss your case with you at no charge and with
no obligation. Why not give us a call.