Top Owens Cross Roads, AL Elder Abuse Lawyers Near You

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  • Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, L.L.P.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

  • Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

  • Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Athens Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Athens Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

  • Maynard Cooper & Gale

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Owens Cross Roads, AL

Owens Cross Roads Elder Abuse Information

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Do You Suspect Elder Abuse?

The abuse of elder people can occur by nursing home staffers, family members, friends, and others who come in contact with elder people living at home. Often, the abuse is physical, but emotional and physiological abuse also can occur to take money or property from them.

Stopping Elder Abuse

If you suspect elder abuse, you may hire an Owens Cross Roads attorney on their behalf to investigate the abusive conduct and represent their interests, including a civil lawsuit. If the abuser is a family member, the attorney can petition the court for a restraining order to keep that person from further contact.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Elder Abuse Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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