With decades of experience representing insurance carriers and their insureds in courtroom litigation in Sacramento and throughout central and northern California, the attorneys at Greve, Clifford, Wengel & Paras, LLP have the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully represent plaintiffs in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including instances of elder abuse committed by caregivers and nursing facilities.
When one person is injured due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another, the law allows the injured person to recover compensation from the person or entity responsible. Compensable damages range from medical expenses and lost wages to payment for pain and suffering and emotional distress. Even where the injured party was partly responsible for causing the accident or contributing to the extent of the injury, California’s law of comparative negligence allows the injured party to recover a measure of damages related to the other party’s proportion of responsibility. At Greve, Clifford, our lawyers represent plaintiffs who have been injured in automobile and motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, and other motor vehicle collisions. We also represent persons injured in construction accidents or harm involving heavy equipment machinery such as bulldozers, cranes and forklifts. From products liability to premises liability, we represent plaintiffs across the spectrum of negligence cases, including defectively designed or defectively manufactured products and unsafe conditions such as collapsing stairs, icy sidewalks, and food spills in grocery stores and restaurants.
Whether the result of neglect or intentional actions, physical abuse of the elderly is a tragic yet all too frequent occurrence. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities which are understaffed or which hire untrained and unskilled workers to care for their patients, often create situations where the residents become victims of malnutrition, dehydration, bedsores, and other illnesses which can prove debilitating or fatal to this generally physically frail population. Injury can come about by intentional abuse as well. Whether in a nursing facility or at home under the care of a family member or full-time caregiver, frustrations and anger are sometimes taken out on the elder individual. The abused person is often unable to communicate or afraid to speak out. He or she may be under the abuser’s control, or totally dependent on the caregiver for essential needs. Often there is no one around to notice the abuse and put an end to it. The attorneys at Greve, Clifford are committed to holding the perpetrators of elder abuse responsible and holding the facilities where such abuse has occurred accountable for the actions of their employees.
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Even though most personal injury cases settle without the need for a trial, being represented by an experienced and successful courtroom lawyer is one of the most important factors to obtaining a fair, reasonable, and prompt settlement. Our attorneys have the requisite knowledge, experience and ability to advocate effectively on behalf of our clients and assist them in obtaining the compensation to which they are entitled. Call Greve, Clifford, Wengel & Paras, LLP for a free consultation.