February 26, 2020

One Trustee vs. Co-Trustees – What is the best option?

Often clients of an estate planning lawyer in Rolling Meadows, IL will choose 2 or more children to act as co-trustees or co-executors because clients don’t want to “play favorites” and want every child to have a say in the estate or Trust administration. Although it may seem like a logical idea, it often turns into the worst decision for the family.

 

When we raise our children, we try to instill them with the same values and beliefs and teach them to be kind and respectful to one another. Then the children grow up, get married, have children, and lead very separate lives. During that time, each child has evolved as their own families grow. Two people with different backgrounds raise their own children and mix their cultures, beliefs and traditions. Then fast forward around 35 to 40 years, these same children who Mom and Dad raised exactly the same, who hopefully have the same values and beliefs originally instilled in them, have to come together, and make an inordinate amount of emotional and financial decisions about Mom and/or Dad while they are alive, and when they are gone.

 

This evolution of life is truly a recipe for potential disaster. Kids coming back together for Thanksgiving dinner or holiday brunch is common, and generally peaceful and happy occasions. Kids coming back for a Family Planning Meeting with a coordinator at a senior living facility, or at a funeral home, or at an attorney’s office to discuss estate planning, is emotional and very tense for everyone. Sometimes the adult children are very accommodating, respectful and generous when dealing with decisions for Mom and Dad. That unfortunately is the exception. Most times, there is at least one child in the family that will cause more issues when making tough decisions for Mom and Dad.

 

Is the answer NOT choosing 2 or more kids to act together as trustees or executors? No. The answer is to be honest with yourself and take stock of your family dynamics as they are today. Perhaps the kids were very close growing up. Perhaps parents wish them to be close today, but they are not. If that is the case, DO NOT make them act together to make important decisions with your finances and/or your health. Choose one person for each type of decision and tell the family that you have made your decisions. If you want to avoid conflict for your children when you die, talk to them while you are alive, about the decisions you made, and why you made them. This way no one is caught off guard. The goal is not only to keep them from fighting, but hopefully, the children can have Thanksgiving together in peace, even after Mom and Dad are gone.

 

Thanks to Bott & Associates, Ltd. for their insight into estate planning and litigation.

 

February 26, 2020

Things You Should Know About Car Accidents

No one looks forward to experiencing a car crash. The incident can do more than just ruin your day. An accident can leave you with an overwhelming amount of damage to both the vehicle and your body.

When it comes to paying for the resulting damage from a car accident, whether it be to property or person, you may find that the insurance company is dragging its feet. Depending on where you live, you may feel stuck by the laws governing how insurance companies deal with accidents. Before you decide to pass on finding help through the process in the form of an attorney, take a look at some of the actions you should take immediately following a collision, so that you may preserve your rights and set yourself up for getting the money you need to move forward.

 

Document the Scene

After a crash, the police may or may not respond. Some jurisdictions only have enough personnel to deal with accidents that involve major physical injuries, and as such, you and the other driver may be on your own. Regardless of whether law enforcement responds or not, you should document the scene of the accident. Take photos and video of the way the vehicles look after the incident before moving your cars out of the way, if possible. This gives an investigator a better understanding of how the events unfolded.

 

Find Witnesses

Third-party witnesses are a hot commodity when it comes to sorting out the facts of a crash. These are individuals who observe the events, either from another vehicle or from another vantage point. They do not know either driver, which makes it unlikely they are for or against one or the other. Some people are reluctant to share their personal information and get involved, so you may have some convincing to do. Ask them to please leave their name and best phone number or email so that they can help you in the event the insurance company doesn’t give you what you are owed.

 

Get Help 

You are able to enlist the help of a car accident lawyer if you choose. These attorneys are well-versed in the way the insurance companies handle car accident claims. You do not have to wait to get an attorney. If you do get representation or are considering it, you must let the respective insurance companies know. Having an attorney changes the approach these companies take when investigating and processing claims. You and the insurance adjuster will want your attorney to be a part of all discussions.

 

A car accident can change your life in many ways, often for the worse. There is nothing wrong with enlisting the assistance of a car accident lawyer, like a car accident lawyer in Milwaukee, WI, for your well-being.

 

Thanks to Hickey & Turim Attorneys at Law for their insight into some of the things you should know about filing a lawsuit after a car accident. 

February 25, 2020

Why Is It Important to Preserve Evidence After a Car Accident?

Juries decide whether to award compensation for car accidents by evaluating the evidence. When two drivers and other witnesses give differing accounts of how an accident occurred, juries study the physical evidence to help them decide which driver was more at fault for the collision.

Preserving physical evidence is important for two reasons. First, physical evidence can help injury victims prove that the driver they sued is responsible for their injuries. Second, a failure to preserve physical evidence may convince a jury that the injury victim has something to hide.

 

Using Physical Evidence to Prove Liability After a Car Accident

Physical evidence helps car accident lawyers reconstruct collisions. Gouges in the road can pinpoint where the accident occurred. That evidence is important when drivers disagree about which car crossed a centerline.

Skid marks shed light on whether a driver was braking before the collision occurred. The absence of skid marks may prove that a driver wasn’t paying attention to the road.

The location of crash damage on the colliding vehicles can prove which vehicle struck the other. The position of vehicles after the crash will help an accident reconstruction engineer determine how fast the vehicles were travelling when the collision occurred.

Nearly all cars manufactured after 2013, as well as many earlier models, have an event data recorder (“EDR”). Sometimes called a “black box,” an EDR maintains a record of critical data just before and after a crash, including vehicle speed, direction of steering, and brake application. Many disputes about liability can be resolved by analyzing EDR data from one or both of the vehicles involved in the crash.

 

The Importance of Preserving Physical Evidence After a Car Accident

Gathering and preserving physical evidence can be the key to winning a lawsuit. At the same time, an accident victim’s failure to preserve evidence can be viewed as proof that the victim was at fault. For example, if a car owner destroys the vehicle’s black box shortly after the accident occurs, a jury might view that act as proof that the owner had something to hide.

The law requires parties to a lawsuit to preserve evidence that might be important. It does not matter whether the evidence would help or harm the party, because whether the evidence is helpful or harmful cannot be known if the evidence has been lost or destroyed.

Violating the duty to preserve evidence is known as spoliation. When spoliation occurs, a judge can instruct the jury that it can presume the party destroyed the evidence because the party knew it would be harmful to the party’s case. In extreme cases, a judge might even dismiss a lawsuit because spoliation makes it impossible for the other party to have a fair trial.

 

How to Preserve Evidence After a Car Accident

Since spoliation of evidence can harm the party that has a duty to preserve it, every accident victim should take steps to preserve physical evidence that is within its control. While that duty does not apply to evidence over which the victim has no control, such as gouges and skid marks on a road surface, the accident victim will benefit from making a record of that evidence for later use in court.

Car owners should not junk a car that was involved in a lawsuit, should not have it repaired, and should not remove or tamper with a black box until receiving legal advice. The accident victim’s lawyer will probably want to photograph damage to the car. Whether the photographs are sufficient, or whether the car needs to be maintained in its post-accident condition, is a judgment call that a car accident attorney will need to make.

It is best to take photographs of both cars and the accident scene (including the road) before the vehicles are moved. The accident victim’s lawyer might also want an investigator to take professional photographs and to make measurements before evidence disappears. Contact a personal injury law firm in Atlanta, GA immediately after an accident is the best way to assure that evidence is preserved.

Thanks to Butler Law Firm for their insight into collecting evidence after a car accident.

 

February 21, 2020

Sherinian Law Attorneys Secure Trademark Registration of Ocient Logo Mark

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Sherinian Law Attorneys Secure Trademark Registration of Ocient Logo MarkAttorneys at the Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC have secured registration of U.S. TM Reg. No. 5968272, which is an important logo for an up and coming large scale database software development company. This registration grants the Trademark Owner significant rights, including providing notice to all potential users of the Trademark Owner’s rights in the registered logo, as well as providing ownership for the mark nationwide, and the exclusive right to use the registered mark for the goods and services recited in the registration; in the case of this mark the following goods and services:

IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Application service provider (ASP), namely, hosting of computer software; leasing and rental of computer hardware and computer peripherals; leasing computer hardware and computer peripherals; computer services, namely, providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software for use in database management; computer services, namely, providing computer software and platforms for database management of time based data; providing an on-line computer database in the field of time based data; data as a service (DAAS) services featuring software for data analytics and tracking of time based data; technical support services, namely, remote and on-site infrastructure management services for monitoring, administration and management of public and private cloud computing IT and application systems; computer services, namely, providing cloud computing featuring a full line of nondownloadable computer software to manage, analyze, retrieve, monitor, maintain, report on, structure, model, forecast, present and display data and information from computer databases, applications and the internet, and for the development, analysis, management, integration, deployment, virtualization and maintenance of computer software and hardware; providing temporary use of non-downloadable database software to manage, monitor, track and organize data; providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software applications to manage, monitor, track and organize data, namely, web services software, application server software, business intelligence software, internet and intranet portal software, computer software to automate data warehousing, content management software, operating system software, computer utility software, computer networking software, cloud computing software, computer networks, and global communications networks; providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software applications to manage, monitor, track and organize data in the fields of marketing, sales, customer service, contracts, human resources, clinical research, health care, health sciences, education, communications and telecommunications, financial transaction processing, analysis and management, simulation, enterprise and resource planning; Data automation and collection service using proprietary software to evaluate, analyze and collect service data; Data mining; Data warehousing; Database development services; Design of computer database; Development and creation of computer programs for data processing; Development, updating and maintenance of software and database systems; Maintenance of on-line databases for others; Application service provider featuring software for use in providing an on-line database in the field of transaction processing to upload transactional data, provide statistical analysis, and produce notifications and reports; Application service provider (ASP), namely, hosting computer software applications of others; Application service provider (ASP) featuring software for use in data management; Application service provider featuring application programming interface (API) software for data management; Application service provider, namely, hosting, managing, developing, analyzing, and maintaining applications, software and web sites of others in the fields of data management; Computer programming services for data management; Computer services, namely, hosting an interactive web site that allows data management; Computer software development in the field of data management; Providing a website that gives computer users the ability to manage data.

These rights provide the Trademark Owner with a significant competitive advantage within the United States.

If you need assistance in obtaining a trademark registration in the United States, reach out to a Trademark Attorney Naperville, IL residents trust. Our experienced team also has knowledge of how to obtain international trademarks, and one of our staff is fluent in Chinese. Our attorneys have secured numerous trademarks for clients around the world and can help you with your Trademark Law and Intellectual Property Law needs. Reach out to us today, and we will quickly set up a time when you can speak to an attorney.

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February 21, 2020

Sherinian Law Attorneys Secure Design Patent For Barnwood Sports Design

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Intellectual Property Lawyer Naperville ILAttorneys at the Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC have secured the issuance of U.S. Pat. No. D873937 – a design patent issued for Barnwood’s Decorative Home Plate – an innovative design that has been featured by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Team USA, the Roger Maris Museum, and the Louisville Slugger Factory & Museum.

The design covers an innovative home plate design that has quickly become extremely popular.  Regretfully, as with most successful designs, copycats have flooded the market with low-quality knockoffs.  Luckily, the issued patent provides Barnwood a potential remedy – go to court, sue the infringers, freeze their accounts, and shut them down.  Sherinian Law and Tim Kuncis are presently investigating potential enforcement actions against the copycats.

If you need assistance in obtaining a patent in the United States, reach out to a trusted Chicago patent attorney. Our experienced team also can help you to obtain international patents, and one of our staff is fluent in Chinese. Our attorneys have secured numerous patents for clients around the world and can help you with your Patent Law and Intellectual Property Law needs. Reach out to us today, and we will quickly set up a time when you can speak to an Intellectual Property Lawyer Naperville, IL residents recommend.

You can reach us by phone or email:
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The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC

 

February 11, 2020

Who Pays for Providing Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

While the systems that administer the benefits vary from state to state, employers within a given state ultimately pay for workers’ compensation benefits. In some states, the premiums are paid into a state-run program, while in others a private insurance company collects those dollars. In a few states, employers pay benefits directly to the worker. The type of benefits workers receive are generally the same, regardless of which system your state uses.

Workers’ Compensation Programs Operated by State Governments

In states that operate their workers’ compensation programs, employers opt in to the system and pay premiums to the state or into a state-run insurance pool. Most programs of this type operate through the Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce, or the Industrial Relations Department. Small businesses and industries with few on-the-job injuries usually find it beneficial to participate in a state-run program.

If you get injured at work, and your employer is part of a state-run workers’ compensation program, your benefits come from the department of the government that administers the plan. Behind the scenes, the logistics are similar to that of any other type of insurance. The employer pays premiums, and the state manages claims and pays out benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Programs Operated by Insurance Companies

Most states allow companies to buy workers’ compensation insurance from a private company instead of opting into a state system. If you work for an employer with a private workers’ compensation policy, you file your claim with the insurance company and receive your benefits directly from it. Some states, such as Washington, do not allow private workers’ compensation policies.

Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Programs

In states that allow self-insurance, the company must prove that it has enough assets to cover claims incurred. The state government monitors these businesses closely to make sure claims are processed and benefits are paid correctly and in a timely fashion.

Employers who elect to self-insure often contract with a third-party to administer claims and benefits. When a work-related injury occurs, the employer pays directly to the administrator, who in turn pays the injured workers benefits. Of the three systems, self-insured plans are most likely to try to avoid paying out workers’ compensation benefits. Large companies can afford to pay lawyers to fight claims on their behalf.

If you get hurt on the job and your employer obstructs your access to your workers’ compensation benefits, contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, like a workers compensation Attorneys in Milwaukee, WI, right away. A delay can damage your claim and leave you without the benefits you deserve.

Thank you to Hickey & Turim SC for their input into personal injury law.

February 9, 2020

What Can I Do After a Bicycle Accident Caused by a Pothole or Road Defect?

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Potholes and other road damage pose a constant hazard for bicyclists. Hitting a pothole or a large crack in the road while riding at even a moderate speed can send a bicyclist flying over the handlebars.

Bicycle helmets can help riders avoid head injuries, but even the best bicycle helmet cannot prevent a concussion in every fall. Concussions can cause traumatic brain injuries. Other serious injuries that commonly result from bicycle accidents include broken arms and fingers, wrist and knee injuries, facial disfigurement, road rash, neck injuries, and torn muscles.

States generally recognize the right of injury victims to make a claim against the government (or the owner of a private road, parking lot, or driveway) for injuries sustained by potholes and other road defects. Before thinking about injury compensation, however, bicycle accident victims should take care of their health by seeking immediate treatment for their injuries.

Obtaining Treatment After a Bicycle Accident Caused by a Pothole or Road Defect

Every serious injury caused by a bicycle accident should be evaluated by a doctor. Don’t take the risk of “walking it off” and not getting proper medical care. Without treatment, an injury can turn into a permanent disability. Head injuries in particular require a prompt evaluation. Bleeding and swelling of the brain can be deadly, but brain trauma does not always produce immediate symptoms. By the time an accident victim develops a headache, it may be too late to reverse the effects.

Neck and back injuries can cause nagging pain that worsens over time. Prompt treatment improves recovery time. Following a doctor’s recommendations, including attending physical therapy, is essential to a full recovery.

Unfortunately, many bicycle accident victims put other priorities ahead of their health. Accident victims impair their opportunity to obtain full compensation when they delay or stop treatment. When medical records show that an injury victim obtained immediate treatment and followed all the recommendations made by healthcare providers, insurance adjusters are more likely to concede that the injury is real and that it was caused by the bicycle accident.

Preserving Evidence of a Bicycle Accident Caused by a Pothole or Road Defect

Accident claims are proved with evidence. To establish that a bicycle accident was caused by a pothole or a crack in the road, the accident victim needs to prove that the road defect existed. It is important to take photos of the defect before a road crew repairs it. Gathering the names of witnesses who saw the accident occur will also help the victim’s lawyer prove the cause of the accident.

The victim’s lawyer may also need to prove that the government knew or should have known about the defect. Lawyers often rely on neighborhood residents to testify that the hazard existed for a significant time and that government employees have driven on the road and were therefore aware of the problem.

Making a Claim for Injuries After a Bicycle Accident Caused by a Pothole or Road Defect

The government is usually responsible for maintaining public roads, though some governments hire private companies to fulfill that responsibility. Whether the state, a county, a municipality, or a private entity is responsible for road conditions usually depends on who owns the road.

The failure to repair a pothole can be negligent act. Most states have specific laws that govern negligence claims against the government. Those laws typically set deadlines for giving the government notice of the injury victim’s claim. Those deadlines are typically shorter — sometimes much shorter — than the statute of limitations. Victims might lose the ability to make a claim if they do not give proper notice before the deadline expires.

The time limit for giving the notice may depend on whether it must be served upon the state, a county, or a municipality. The required contents of the notice may also vary. Contacting a bicycle accident lawyer, like a bicycle accident lawyer in Brookhaven, GA, immediately after the accident is the best way for injury victims to ensure that their rights are protected.


Thanks to Butler Law Firm for their insight into what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident because of a pothole or other defect in the road.

January 28, 2020

Five Things to Look For in a Wrongful Death Attorney

When you’re grieving for a loved one, thinking about finding an attorney to handle a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming. You don’t want to spend a lot of time researching how to find a lawyer, but you shouldn’t necessarily choose the first person you speak to. Here are five things to look for when you are ready to speak to a wrongful death lawyer.

Key Factors in Choosing a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Some information you can read about on a lawyer’s website, but you should interview the lawyer to delve into details.

  • How much experience does the lawyer have in the area of the law? If your loved one died from a commercial truck accident, you don’t hire an attorney who specializes in construction accidents.
  • What is the lawyer’s current caseload and how popular is the person? Popularity is a double-edged sword. On one side, you know that the lawyer has a good reputation, but on the other, it means less time for each client.
  • Who will actually be working on the case? How is the time billed? When a paralegal or associate works on your case, will you be billed at a lower rate?
  • What is the attorney’s reputation in the community? Talk to people in the industry who might be aware of the lawyer. What do you hear about the lawyer?
  • Look at online reviews. Is there a balance of good and not-so-good reviews? Too many good reviews without anyone saying negative things could be a red flag because no attorney will make everyone happy. Too many bad reviews without any good ones is another problem. Unhappy customers tend to be more outspoken, but happy clients should be talking, too.
  • Check with the local bar association about disciplinary actions.
  • Look for a local attorney who knows the judges and other lawyers who may be involved in your case. This information can be valuable when negotiating and mediating.
  • Listen to your inner voice. Make sure you feel comfortable with the lawyer. You will be dealing with this person and need to trust the lawyer with what may be intimate details of your life. If you can’t communicate with the lawyer, it will make the process even more difficult.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death lawsuits are complex issues. You can’t just Google it and handle it yourself. You will need experts to show the negligence of the other party. It takes financial specialists to demonstrate the economic damages. You need a wrongful death attorney in Minneapolis MN who can present your case successfully. Contact a lawyer to discuss your case to take the next steps.

Thanks to Johnston | Martineau PLLP, Attorneys at Law for their insight into wrongful death claims. 

December 23, 2019

Why a Personal Injury Case Takes at Least Six Months to Go to Trial

Your personal injury lawyer, like a personal injury lawyer in Georgia, may decide to file a lawsuit soon after you hire a lawyer to represent you. That is most likely to happen if the deadline for filing suit (the statute of limitations) is quickly approaching. If the need to file a lawsuit is less urgent, your lawyer may want to investigate the facts and try to settle the case without filing a lawsuit. If your injuries are still healing, your lawyer might want to wait until the full extent of your injuries are known before filing suit.

Many cases can be settled without filing suit. When a lawsuit is filed, however, don’t expect a jury to decide your case within the next few weeks. The time it takes for a lawsuit to go to trial depends on many factors, and a certain amount of delay is built into the system.

Discovery Affects the Time It Takes to Bring a Lawsuit to Trial
Discovery is the process by which each party in a lawsuit learns about the evidence in the possession of the other party. Some discovery is conducted in writing. Depositions, however, consist of testimony that parties and witnesses give under oath in the presence of a court reporter. Depositions are often recorded on video.

In a personal injury case, the injury victim’s lawyer will want to take the deposition of the person who caused the victim’s injuries. The lawyer might also take depositions of other witnesses who have knowledge of key facts, particularly if those witnesses will not share their knowledge voluntarily.

The insurance company lawyer will want to take the accident victim’s deposition. The victim’s personal injury lawyer will spend as much time as necessary to prepare the victim to testify. The victim’s lawyer wants to be sure that the victim will not be surprised by the opposing lawyer’s questions. The victim’s lawyer does not want to be surprised by the victim’s answers.

Personal injury lawyers will often use the injury victim’s treating physician as a witness. The insurance company will typically take the doctor’s deposition. Both sides might decide to use other expert witnesses. If so, each party will want to depose the other party’s experts.

The process of conducting discovery typically takes at least six months. Written discovery usually, but not always, precedes depositions. Since lawyers and witnesses need to coordinate their schedules, it takes some time before discovery is complete. Expert witnesses can be particularly difficult to schedule since doctors and other experts have busy professional lives.

Congested Court Calendars Affect the Time It Takes to Bring a Lawsuit to Trial
To some extent, lawyers are at the mercy of busy judges. Some courts are busier than others, but most courts have crowded trial calendars. Even when the lawyers are ready to bring a case to trial, judges may not be able to schedule the trial until a few months after discovery ends.

In some cases, insurance companies will bring motions seeking to end the case without a trial. Motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment challenge whether the injury victim’s theory of liability is viable and whether the facts would permit a jury to find in the victim’s favor. Judges schedule trials sufficiently in advance to give themselves ample time to rule on those motions.

Even if discovery is completed within six months, the case might not go to trial until a year or more after the accident. Unfortunately, lawyers have little control over the time it will take a court to schedule a case for trial. Sometimes judges reschedule cases because they are required to give a higher priority to certain kinds of trials.

Fortunately, most lawsuits settle after discovery and before trial. Since there are many factors affecting the timeline of a lawsuit, it is difficult to predict how much time will be needed to resolve any particular case, whether by settlement or jury verdict.

Thanks to Butler Law Firm for their insight into why personal injury cases can take months to go to trial.

December 18, 2019

Signs of Elder Abuse

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Most of us lead busy lives, juggling the demands of work while providing for our families. If you have elderly loved ones, it can be challenging making sure they get the care and attention they need. Sadly, elder abuse has become an increasingly common problem regardless of whether your family members are in a nursing home or long-term care facility or receive outside help within their own home. It is important to be aware of the types of elder abuse which most commonly occur, as well as the signs that your loved one may be a victim.

Common Types of Elder Abuse

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that as many as one out of every ten citizens in the U.S. over the age of 60 has experienced some form of abuse, amounting to as many as five million people each year. Unfortunately, only one out of every 14 of these cases is reported to law enforcement, and it is often up to family members to realize that abuse is occurring.

If you have a family member living in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or if they have in house providers, it is important to be aware of the types of elder abuse which are common, these include:

  • Physical abuse, such as hitting, slapping, pushing, or pinching
  • Sexual abuse, which includes harassment and intimate contact
  •  Emotional abuse, such as verbal threats and put downs
  • Confinement, in which an older adult is isolated or restrained without adequate reason
  • Neglect, which involves depriving a person of medical care, food, personal hygiene, or attention
  • Deprivation; which may involve withholding medications or access to needed medical devices
  • Financial exploitation, which may involve stealing, fraud, or misusing funds

 Sadly, it is not always strangers who are guilty of elder abuse. The NCOA reports that in 60 percent of all cases, the abuser is a friend or family member.

Knowing the Signs of Abuse

Many older adults are too ashamed or afraid to admit that abuse is occurring. To protect your loved ones, it is important to be aware of the signs:

  • Unexplained bruises, broken bones, or other injuries
  • Worsening medical conditions without a reasonable explanation
  • Increasingly withdrawn or depressed behavior
  • A disheveled appearance, losing weight, or the existence of bedsores
  • Increased anxiety or agitation in the presence of certain people
  • Unexplained loss of money or property
  • Behavior that may mimic dementia, such as rocking or thumb sucking
  • Dehydration, malnutrition, infections, and other signs of neglect

If you suspect elder abuse your first steps should be to report it to your local law enforcement, as well as to the supervisor and administrator for any care providers. Make alternate arrangements to ensure your loved one’s safety and contact a nursing home attorney, like a Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyers in Phoenix, AZ,  as soon as possible. Our elder abuse attorneys can advise you on the best course of action in your situation and can assist you in holding responsible parties accountable. Contact our office today and request a free, confidential consultation to see how we can help.

Thank you to the experts at Rispoli Law, PPLC, for their input into nursing home law.