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ELDER ABUSE & NEGLECT

Personal Injury Attorney in Stockton Provides a General Overview of Elder Abuse & Neglect

Recent estimates conclude that over 400,000 elder individuals live in nursing homes or elder care facilities in California. Some 7,000 of these care facilities may not be licensed and may not be providing adequate care to their residents. With our rising population, the number of elder individuals and the number of individuals in assisted care will dramatically rise in the near future. That means the cases involving elder abuse will increase as well. If you or someone you know has suffered from elder abuse, speak with a personal injury attorney in Stockton.

In California, elder abuse is considered neglect, exploitation, or “painful or harmful” mistreatment of anyone who is 65 or older. It also protects “dependent” adults aged 18 to 64 from this mistreatment. This covers mental and physical abuse, isolation and abandonment, abduction, and theft. These individuals are at a higher risk for abuse for several reasons, including dementia, physical weakness, isolation from family, accumulated wealth, and a general lack of knowledge or understanding about modern life, such as the internet. There are many different factors that go into these cases and it’s best to speak with a personal injury attorney in Stockton regarding your specific circumstance. (more…)

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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Personal Injury Lawyer in Stockton Discusses Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

A statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time after an incident occurred that a lawsuit may be brought about regarding that incident. For personal injury in California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is general two years from the date of the incident during which the injury occurred. There are some exceptions to this rule but they are relatively rare. If you miss a deadline relating to taking legal action, all right to sue is lost so make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer in Stockton immediately if you’ve been injured.

Delayed Injuries

Unfortunately, there are some injuries that take awhile to make themselves apparent. Head injuries are especially susceptible to delayed manifestation and unpredictable developments. What may initially seem like a mild injury resulting in a slight headache can turn out to be a more serious, debilitating, and expensive problem requiring extensive treatment and medication. There is no forgiveness for delayed symptoms – the statute of limitations stands even if your symptoms from an injury don’t show up until past the deadline to take legal action. This is one reason it’s so important to speak to a personal injury lawyer in Stockton about whether to move forward with legal action as soon as possible after the injury occurs. (more…)

CONTACT US

Sadiq Law Firm, P.C.
509 W. Weber Ave. Suite 202
Stockton, CA 95203

(209) 943-0000
shafeeq@sadiqlawfirm.com

SERVICE AREA

We serve all of San Joaquin County including the following localities: Stockton, Tracy, Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Acampo, August, Collierville, Country Club, Dogtown, Farmington, French Camp, Garden Acres, Kennedy, Lincoln Village, Linden, Lockeford, Morada, Mountain House, Peters, Taft Mosswood, Terminous, Thornton, Victor, Waterloo and Woodbridge.

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