Detroit Jail Injury Attorney
The last thing you should be worried about when in police custody is getting injured. Whether you are a in police custody or a ward of the state, you are entitled to natural human rights. These rights are not always upheld in Michigan jails. The occurrence of a detainee or inmate being neglected, abused or mistreated can happen at any time and deserves to be addressed. While individuals may be aware that they are being mistreated, they may not be aware that this mistreatment can be an infraction of their constitutional rights. Common jail and prison misconducts include:
- Abuse by corrections officer
- Abuse by inmate
- Inmate violence
- Excessive force
- Sexual abuse by inmate or corrections officer
- Unsafe conditions during transportation
All of these are infractions of the law, and violate your rights as a human being. You may feel alone and as if you have no ability to fight the powers that be. Use us as your resource to argue your case. If you or someone you know has ever been a victim of any of the aforementioned conditions, it is possible that a Michigan lawyer can help you.
Possible Inmate Injury Claims
If you are preparing to seek compensation for your injuries, it is important to know what types of claims you can file. Filing the wrong claim can lead to an ineffective case, and leave you absent of the justice you deserve. The two most common claims in prison injury cases are negligence and personal injury.
This is in regard to unreasonable carelessness in the training or supervision of guards. A day may have gone by when you weren’t fed or were injured and denied medical attention. Both of these instances warrant a negligence claim. Negligence when training and supervising guards has the potential of putting all inmates at risk.
This is based on prison officials failure to maintain and enforce inmate safety. Both prison and jail officials have the duty to protect inmates from abuse, injuries, and death at the hands of guards or fellow inmates. This duty also includes anyone who may be in custody including: convicted inmates, arrestees, and detainees awaiting trial.
Acquiring a lawyer specific to Detroit allows you to have close contact with you which can lead to a more effective case. Michigan Legal Center’s experienced attorneys have long represented those who have suffered in Detroit’s prisons and jails. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.