If you have been injured in a Florida prison, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Prison injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. After a prison injury, you must identify the liable party and explore your legal options. A Florida prison injury lawyer can help you seek to recoup compensatory damages for your injury-related losses.
Some of the common causes of Florida prison injuries include:
Prison injury claims can be of several types. The nature of your claim will depend on whether you were injured in a federal, state, or private prison. Unlike personal injury claims outside prison walls, the claims arising from incidents within a prison are limited by specific laws. Here is a look at some of these.
The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) is a piece of federal legislation enacted in 1996. Under the PLRA, you can’t file a federal lawsuit as a prisoner unless:
In other words, you can’t sue the prison officials until you have formally complained about your grievance and sought every possible remedy under the prison rules.
If you have already complied with the PLRA, you can then file a federal lawsuit against prison authorities. This is possible under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) which waives the legal immunity of federal prison employees.
Here at Fischer Redavid PLLC, we believe everyone is entitled to the rights enshrined in the constitution, and this applies to prisoners, as well. If you have suffered a prison injury due to another party’s negligence, our lawyers can help you seek maximum damages.
Call us today at 954-860-8434 or via our contact form to discuss your claim with our lawyers in a free consultation.
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