When vulnerable people are abused, there are special laws in place to protect you and your loved ones. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the state and federal laws protecting the vulnerable members of our society, including children, dependent adults and elderly individuals, and we have the experience to help you navigate through this very difficult situation. Contact us at Bonjour, Thorman & Burns for a free initial consultation to learn more.
Seeking Compensation for Victims of Abuse
Abuse can be at the hands of a spouse, close family member, paid or volunteer caregiver, neighbor, or another resident (in a nursing home or other institution). Many times these cases involve more than one defendant – for instance institutional abuse if the abuse has occurred at a care facility. Our attorneys are caring and compassionate, spending time with our clients to fully understand all aspects of their physical and emotional injuries. We will work closely with you every step of the way to make sure you understand your choices and help you make the best decisions for your situation.
Any act or failure to act that results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation of a child is considered child abuse. Individuals who abuse children should be held responsible and our firm can help accomplish that.
Abuse of someone 65 or older is considered elder abuse. If you or a loved one has experienced elder abuse in any form, including physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse or neglect, we will aggressively litigate your case.
Dependent Persons Abuse
Dependent Persons abuse is defined as the abuse of someone between 18 and 64 with mental or physical disabilities that keep him or her from being able to do normal activities or protect himself or herself. If you or a loved one is a dependent adult and has suffered physical, sexual or psychological abuse or neglect, we will work tirelessly to hold the other party responsible.Contact Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm for an initial free consultation. If you decide that you like us as your attorneys and we decide that your case has merit, we will then enter into a fee agreement. You are not responsible for attorney fees or for any costs advanced in your case unless you receive a settlement.