Physical abuse occurs when physical force is used to cause harm against a victim which include hitting, scratching, and biting. Emotional elder abuse occurs when a caregiver or other individual causes emotional distress within a victim. Emotional neglect includes humiliation terrorizing, or ignoring an elder. Sexual elder abuse takes place when non-consensual sexual contact is made with an elder. Elders who are sexually abused is tricked, or forced into sexual contact.
Negligence acts include car accidents caused by drunk drivers, medical complications due to physician’s carelessness, and dog bites that occur when vicious animals are permitted to roam free. In a personal injury case, the defendant must pay the compensation for all injuries caused by the defendant’s actions for the damages like property damage and medical bills. Building demolition and transporting hazardous materials are also reasons of negligence effects.
For other negligence types like emotional distress and loss of earning capacity, expert nursing home neglect attorney is required. The victims of nursing home neglect can hire legal counsel. Retaining an attorney will help avoiding the unfortunate circumstance of violating a statute of limitations like missing the deadline for filing the lawsuit which is always a major concern in personal injury cases.