Elder abuse is tragically common throughout the United States, including in Texas. The National Council on Aging reports an estimated 5 million older adults are abused every year, and about 1 in 10 Americans age 60 or older have been abused at some point. One of the most common forms of elder and nursing home abuse is physical violence, as many older adults cannot fight back against their abuser. Physical abuse can cause serious physical and psychological injuries, and those who have been abused deserve to hold their attackers accountable.

If you or a family member has been physically abused in Texas, Loewy Law Firm wants to hear from you. Adam Loewy is an Austin elder abuse attorney who has been fighting on behalf of the injured since opening his firm in 2005. Since then, our compassionate and dedicated team has won substantial compensation for our clients and helped them hold their abusers liable for their actions. We know how to win elder physical abuse cases, and we will do whatever we can to help you or an abused family member recover fair compensation. Contact our office today for a free case review.

Examples of Elder Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is one of the most common types of elder and nursing home abuse in Texas. Common examples include:

Warning Signs of Elder Physical Abuse

Here are a few common warning signs of elder physical abuse to watch out for:

Reporting Elder Abuse in Texas

If you are an older adult who is being physically abused, or you suspect a family member is being physically abused, contact the Texas Attorney General’s Office. They have information on who you can report the abuse to, depending on the specifics of the situation. You should also contact a Texas elder abuse lawyer right away, as they can help you pursue accountability and justice before the nursing home has time to cover its tracks.

Compensation in Elder Physical Abuse Cases

The harm caused by elder physical abuse goes far beyond the physical injuries its victims suffer. Physical abuse can also lead to psychological and emotional distress, and treating the injuries from the abuse can be quite costly. Working with an elder physical abuse lawyer can help you recover compensation for:

How Long Do You Have to File an Elder Physical Abuse Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas gives you two years from the date of the injuries to file a lawsuit. If you wait until after this two-year window has closed, the perpetrator of the abuse can move to have the case dismissed as untimely. If the court agrees to this request, you will have lost your chance to hold the at-fault party liable for their despicable actions. However, you may have a little extra leeway depending on when the abuse is discovered. Talk to a personal injury attorney for more info on how much time you may have to file a lawsuit.

Why You Need an Elder Physical Abuse Lawyer for Your Case

Proving that you or a family member has been the victim of physical abuse can be difficult without the help of an experienced and aggressive attorney. A lawyer can help you by:

Moreover, your lawyer can handle the complicated legal work while you focus on taking care of yourself or your family member.

Contact an Austin Elder Abuse Lawyer Today

At Loewy Law Firm, we are committed to holding the perpetrators of elder abuse accountable for their actions. Let us help you demand the compensation you need and the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with an Austin elder abuse lawyer.