Royal Palm Beach Elder Abuse Lawyers

Realizing that an elderly loved one has been mistreated at a nursing home is utterly devastating. Long-term care facilities are supposed to provide quality care in a safe environment, but elder neglect and abuse are alarmingly common in Florida.

Fortunately, victims and their families have the right to pursue compensation from the liable parties. Although filing a claim will not undo the trauma your loved one has experienced, it may provide your family with the means to arrange for high-quality care moving forward. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, contact Donaldson & Weston.

Factors to Consider When Hiring a Royal Palm Beach Elder Abuse Attorney

Nursing home abuse and neglect occur far more often than they should, but chances are you have never needed to hire an elder neglect lawyer before. Therefore, you may not know what to look for in legal counsel. And since Florida has a lot of elder abuse firms because of its high senior population, it can be challenging to narrow down the options.

Here are some critical factors to consider when seeking representation:

  • Trial Experience: Although most nursing home abuse claims do not actually make it to court, there is always the chance that yours will. Therefore, it is essential to find a firm that will prepare your case for trial, even if a settlement is the anticipated outcome. At Donaldson & Weston, we have many years of experience litigating complex, high-stakes personal injury and wrongful death cases.

  • Positive Testimonials: Reviews from clients who have actually worked with the firm can give you an idea of what to expect. If others received quality and attentive representation, chances are you will, too.

  • Winning Strategies: The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston have a track record of success in elder abuse claims. Every case is unique, but our lawyers have an arsenal of winning strategies that they can tailor to your particular situation.

  • Honesty: A reputable attorney will discuss all possible outcomes of your case and explain which are most likely based on the relevant laws and past experience. Do not hire a lawyer who promises to achieve a particular outcome as this could mean they are only trying to secure your business.

  • Accessibility: Regardless of how many other cases the firm is handling at the moment, you should not have to wait days to receive a response to your calls and emails. At Donaldson & Weston, we make ourselves available after office hours to answer our clients’ questions.