Advocates For The Elderly Lawyers in Pasadena, CA

An unfortunate result of Americans’ increased life expectancy is increased occurrences of elder abuse. The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.

Abuse of elders takes many different forms, some involving intimidation or threats against the elderly, some involving neglect, and others involving financial scams and exploitation. Sometimes the abuse comes at the hands of family members; other times it comes from paid caregivers, either in the home or in facilities. Involuntary seclusion, intimidation, deprivation, and humiliation also fall under the legal category of abuse. These actions are considered abusive even if the victim is not able to hear or comprehend the abuse.


If you believe you or a loved one has suffered from elder abuse or nursing home neglect, contact the attorneys at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri. Serving the Pasadena area and the state of California, we are committed to helping seniors and their families through challenging situations. We have experience litigating against nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities. Sadly, we have also protected victims of elder abuse from their own family members. The following are types of elder abuse and their warning signs:

  • Physical abuse, which includes beating, pushing and shoving or using physical restraints.
  • Sexual abuse, including nonconsensual sexual contact of any kind.
  • Emotional abuse is the infliction of anguish or pain through verbal or nonverbal acts. This includes assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, and harassment. It can also include isolating an individual from his or her family, friends or from regular activities.
  • Neglect, which is the refusal or failure to fulfill any part of a person’s obligations or duties to an elder. Neglect may include failure to provide a person with such life necessities as food, water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene, medicine, personal safety and other essentials.
  • Another example would be abandonment or the desertion of an elderly person by an individual who has assumed responsibility for providing care.
  • Financial abuse, which includes the illegal or improper use of an individual’s funds, property or assets. Examples include cashing a person’s checks without authorization; forging a signature; misusing or stealing money or possessions; or coercing or deceiving an elderly person into signing any document such as a will or contract.

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Our experienced California elder abuse lawyers can review the facts of your case, answer your questions and recommend the best course of action during a free consultation. Call (626) 568-4000 or email us to schedule an appointment.

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Slip-And-Fall Accident Attorneys Lawyers in Pasadena, CA

Individuals suffer serious accidents every day as a result of dangerous conditions that cause slip-and-fall accidents. Often, these accidents are the result of poor design or improper maintenance.

Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment and may prevent the injured party from working for an extended period. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should not suffer the financial burden of mounting medical bills and lost paychecks.


The personal injury lawyers at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri in Pasadena, California, have extensive experience and a successful track record in cases involving slip-and-fall and other premises liability accidents. We have recovered numerous settlements and verdicts for our clients, often without the need to go to trial. Although these cases are common, they are not easy to prove.

It is vital to contact an experienced California slip-and-fall accident attorney as soon as possible after you are injured. If possible, use a camera or a smartphone to record pictures of the dangerous condition that caused the accident. It is also important to avoid making statements regarding the extent of your injuries. The adrenaline or shock caused by a slip-and-fall accident may cause you to underestimate the severity of your injuries, and these statements can be used against you. It is wise to receive treatment from a doctor who can properly diagnose your injuries.


The law requires that property owners and operators use reasonable care in the management and maintenance of their premises. They must avoid exposing others to an unreasonable risk of harm. Property owners and operators have a duty to reasonably inspect for any unsafe conditions on their property and either repair or give adequate warning of conditions that pose a risk of harm to others.

To be successful in these cases, you must prove that the property owners or those in charge of maintaining the safe conditions of the property were aware or should have been aware of a dangerous condition and failed to act on it. Many times, we fight to obtain the property manager’s surveillance video, janitorial records or other handbooks that show the property managers were not following their own safety procedures.

Contact Experienced Slip & Fall Attorneys – Call DeWitt Algorri & Algorri

If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your accident and provide you a straightforward assessment. Call (626) 568-4000 or email us to schedule a meeting.

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