Meeting with a Nashville, TN Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
To make sure that your suspected nursing home abuse and neglect claim is investigated (and especially if it is your loved one who you suspect is a victim of elder abuse or of a Tennessee nursing home’s neglect), there are important preparations to make before your free consultation with a HHP nursing home abuse/neglect lawyer at our downtown Nashville, TN offices.
Before your meeting, make sure both you and your nursing home abuse lawyer understand your relation to the abused resident. Your lawyer will need to understand why you are seeking legal help for the person in the nursing home and why he or she is not speaking with the lawyer him or herself.
Your Nashville, TN nursing home abuse attorney needs to know if you have power of attorney (if the abused is living in a nursing home) or are the executor of the will (if the abused is deceased) and if there are other siblings. If there have been disputes about what to do in regard to the abuse or nursing home care, your lawyer should also note this when you explain the nursing home abuse. Copies or originals of any legal documents that establish your authority to take legal action should be brought with you during your first meeting with one of our Nashville nursing home lawyers.
Remember that while our lawyers work for you, it is still important to make a positive impression. The initial consultation is a time to evaluate the merits of your nursing home abuse claims as well as to get a sense of you as a client. It is important to be prompt and honest. In order to make the best case possible for your claim, we have to understand the strengths and weaknesses of our clients.
While nursing home abuse is awful and discussion is bound to be emotional, it is nice to let our nursing home legal experts lead the discussion. We have very specific information we need about cases of abuse and/or neglect, but please also bring your own questions prepared. Remember, even if you do not end up hiring one of our nursing home abuse lawyers, everything you tell them during the consultation is subject to attorney-client privilege under Tennessee law. Therefore, it is always better for your nursing home attorney to know before your legal matters are pursued than to suddenly learn them before a Tennessee judge. Honesty is always the best policy.
At The Higgins Firm, we will fight for your nursing home abuse or neglect claim. We want to make sure that the rights of your loved ones are ensured. We stand by our clients and will fight for your claim. We want to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you or a loved one may have suffered within a nursing home. For an initial consultation with one of our qualified Nashville, TN nursing home abuse lawyers, fill out our contact form or call toll-free at 1-800-705-2121.