Jail Injury and Jail Death Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyer for Prisoners
Although inmates and prisoners might not have the full rights they enjoyed outside of incarceration, all prisoners have rights that protect them from cruel punishment, allow access to medical care, and protection against other inmates. If you were injured while in jail and/or denied reasonable medical treatment following your serious injuries, you may have a claim. If your loved one died or was killed in jail, you and your family may have claims on behalf of your loved one and possibly individual claims against the prison for negligence or wrongful death.
If your loved one was harmed in jail, they have the right to voice their complaint and may need to rely on you to help them in that process. When a incarcerated family member dies in jail due to the negligence, jail guard misconduct or failure to protect your family member, you have every right to be angry and want to hold the person who took your loved one from you.
Wrongful deaths in prison can be caused by lots of different negligent actions committed by prison guards. A civil rights and wrongful death attorney is a person who might be able to help you hold those accountable that caused the death of your loved one.
Lawyers for inmates rights may be able to help you make your claim against the detention center or individuals who allegedly caused the serious injury or death through their actions, intentionally or unintentionally. If negligence resulted in the death of your loved one, a prisoner rights lawyer may be able to help with your wrongful death case to help you hold those accountable who caused it while your loved one was incarcerated.
What are prisoners rights while in jail?
Navigating rights of prisoners is a complicated process. There are hundreds of laws and rules that dictate what inmates can and can’t do. Previous lawsuits involving prisoner rights and cases of inmate right abuse have established much of what inmates have a right to. It often takes a seasoned inmate rights attorney to understand how prisoner rights apply to your case.
If your loved one was harmed or killed because of one of the following, you may have a claim:
- Failure to monitor medical condition
- Failure to determine medication needs at intake
- Failure to provide medical attention
- Failure to keep a suicide watch or provide mental health resources
- Excessive use of force and guard brutality
- Illegal use of chokeholds and tasers
- Failure to protect inmates from others
It’s important to know that prisoners have the right to prisoners legal services. Legal help for inmates is sometimes difficult to get because of the prison system’s discouragement of communication with the outside world. Often it’s up to family members or loved ones to help inmates pursue personal injury claims while incarcerated.
Our Inmate Death and Inmate Injury Law Firm
Emerson Scott, LLP has extensive experience prosecuting our clients’ rights and holding the companies and individuals who caused injury, harm or death accountable. We believe everyone has the right to a safe environment, even those who are in jail.
Our role as inmate wrongful death lawyers and as civil rights lawyers for inmates rights is to uphold the rights of prisoners in cases of personal injury due to unintentional or intentional harm while in jail. Our prisoner rights legal team knows the ins and outs of what it takes to make a personal injury and/or death case from experience. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities.
Prison Lawyers Fighting For Inmate Rights
How Could a Prisoner Wrongful Death or Inmate Personal Injury Settlement or Lawsuit Help?
In cases where the inmate was injured while incarcerated and has been released, suing the detention center can help you recover compensation for your injuries and the violation of your civil rights. In cases of wrongful death, the resolution usually comes in the form of taking the responsible parties to court to hold them accountable or by obtaining a wrongful death settlement. While there are certain laws and rules that complicate inmate death cases, many wrongful death jail cases seek restitution for the following:
- Expected earnings amount of the deceased
- Financial dependence of survivors on the deceased
- Survival claim for pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of inheritance or savings of the deceased
- Loss of parenting, care, and nurturing
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Civil rights damages in some instances
A inmate rights attorney may be able to help you build a case. We are ready to go toe-to-toe with jails, prisons and the government to help our clients. Our prisoner rights law firm offers free initial consultations at no charge to learn about your case and see if we can help you pursue damages.
If you believe that you or a loved one is a inmate abuse or wrongful death, contact Emerson Scott, LLP today to speak with one of our attorneys.