At the Law Office of Nelson Barry, we work with injured individuals ranging from auto accident victims to those suffering from dog bite or slip-and-fall injuries. Our dedication to injured victims allows us to offer compassion and counsel in addition to legal advice and zealous advocacy. For this reason, we are devoted to working with domestic violence victims and understand the sensitive, confidential and volatile nature of this type of representation. Our legal team can provide you with not only direction in your legal case, but additional access to resources within the San Francisco community where you or a loved one can retreat. If you are facing a situation involving interfamily violence, child, spousal or elder abuse, take that first step and call us today.
Similar to abused children, victims of elder abuse are viewed by the perpetrator as weak, vulnerable and too scared to reveal the truth. Elder abuse includes not only direct physical harm, but neglect and financial abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, an estimated 90 percent of abusers are family members, which contributes to the victim’s reluctance to report the incidents. The NCEA estimates only one out of every 14 cases of abuse ever comes to the attention of authorities.
How can a lawyer help a victim of elder abuse? In addition to alerting authorities and reporting the incident, an injury lawyer can help a victim recover fair and adequate compensation from the perpetrator of violence. If the abuser is an employee of a nursing facility or care center, your attorney will file an action against both the individual employee and his employer for money damages to compensate the victim. These damages include not only the medical care needed to remedy the injuries but possible compensation for pain and suffering as well.
Interfamily Domestic Violence
Our office also proudly advocates on behalf of those injured, broken and wounded by the effects of domestic violence. In addition to the criminal and family law aspects inherent in any domestic violence situation, we also help our clients pursue personal injury actions against their abuser under California’s laws of intentional torts, which include battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment or trespass. By winning a claim against your abuser, you not only gain the confidence you need to continue past the experience but you could receive compensation to help pay medical expenses and lost wages.
Consider working with the Law Office of Nelson Barry
We understand the strong hesitation and fear associated with breaking the cycle of abuse. Our attorneys and staff can provide you with the support you need during this difficult time. Whatever your situation, we encourage you to take that first step today and give us a call at (415) 587-0550.