Many criminal offenses in Georgia carry a prison term as punishment. Even if you have been charged with such an offense and sent to prison, you retain your constitutional rights. If you are injured while being an inmate, you may be able to sue for damages with the help of an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States stipulates that no cruel or unusual punishments shall be inflicted in prison. However, prison authorities and guards often fail to ensure the physical safety and well-being of the inmates. You can invoke your constitutional rights if such a failure leads to your injury in prison.
Here is a look at some common causes of prison injuries and your options if you or a loved one has faced such an injury.
Some of the common causes of prison injuries include:
These are some causes that may result in a prison injury. Proving a prison injury and holding the negligent party liable isn’t easy. You will need the help of a law firm, like ours, that specializes in this particular area.
It can be a challenge to sue government prison facilities in Atlanta. However, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) allows you to recover damages if you are injured due to the negligence of a government entity. You can also seek wrongful death damages if a loved one succumbs to prison injuries. The Georgia Tort Claims Act, likewise, offers state-level recourse for injuries caused by a government entity’s negligent actions.
If you have suffered a personal injury in a prison in Atlanta, we want to help you. You will need legal help to identify the liable party, bring together the evidence to back up your claim, and then file the claim within the stipulated period. We work with you to explore all the legal options available to you.
Here at Fischer Redavid PLLC, our lawyers work with you to identify the liable party and seek the full amount of compensation. Call us today at 404-287-2856 or fill out the form below to discuss your prison injury with our lawyers and request a free consultation.
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