Top West Fargo, ND Elder Abuse Lawyers Near You

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    Lathrop GPM

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

  • JD Legal Planning PLLC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

  • Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

  • Gjesdahl Law, P.C.

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | Serving West Fargo, ND

  • Ohnstad Twichell, PC

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | West Fargo, ND

    Elder Abuse Lawyers | West Fargo, ND

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Find a West Fargo Elder Abuse Attorney in your area

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 A West Fargo 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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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