The Effects of Elder Neglect Elder neglect is a serious public health concern that’s more common than you might think. In fact, at least 10% of Americans over the age of 60 will experience some form of elder abuse each year. The majority of these individuals reside in institutional settings like nursing homes and assisted…

Unexpected Car Accident Costs Car accidents can leave victims with broad problems to deal with in the aftermath, including unforeseen car accident costs. In the best-case scenario, your vehicle might have some minor dings or scratches that you will need to repair. In more serious accidents, your car may be a total loss altogether, and…

Elder Abuse Prevention & Detection Abuse against the elderly population is a growing concern as Americans are living longer today than ever before. Millions of elderly adults are victims of abuse each year. More than half of these elderly abuse cases go unreported to authorities. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 6 seniors are…

Who Is At-Fault in a Rideshare Accident? Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies make it easy and affordable for Californians to obtain the transportation they need. However, with millions choosing this mode of transportation every year, more and more people are becoming involved in rideshare accidents. In fact, a 2018 study concluded that traffic fatalities…

A Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse Each year, thousands of adults over 60 experience some form of elder abuse. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), 1 in 6 seniors have been abused in community settings like nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If you’re concerned about your elderly loved one being abused, taking the following…

Proving Fault in Nursing Home Neglect Cases Nursing home injuries are often the result of neglect by one or more caregivers in the facility. If your loved one received an injury in a nursing home, contacting a lawyer is a great first step to stopping the abuse and holding the caregiver responsible for their negligence….

What’s Involved in a Personal Injury Case?  An accident can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. If you’ve been injured, you may have medical bills and other expenses that racked up while you took time off work to heal. You may be considering filing a personal injury claim to recover damages against the responsible party….

What Are the Differences Between a Will and a Living Trust?   When people start working on their estate plans, they often confuse the terms “will” and “trust”, so we’ll be discussing will and living trust differences below. These actually both play very important and distinct roles in estate planning. The right choice for you…

Kyle Jones & Moneywise: A One-Stop-Shop I’m fortunate to practice in Bakersfield where we have a host of local, independent resources available to assist my clients.  One such resource is Moneywise Wealth Management, with whom I have a long-standing professional relationship. Their financial advisory team consists of David Anderson, Sherod Waite, Garro Ellis, Kris Pelster…

6 Signs of Elder Abuse in Nursing Home Facilities   In 2018, the World Health Organization(WHO) reported that 1 in 6 people over the age of 60 were abused in community facilities. However, only 1 in 24 cases of abuse are ever reported to authorities. Victims are often afraid to come forward with their grievances,…

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