Q: My husband got into a accident while being transported to another prison with his hands and feet shackled all together.
He was on his way to jamestown ca fire camp and now if he complains of being hurt he will have to return to the previous prison without making any money to help his family. Does he have the right to stay there to get aide for his injuries and will someone take this case please?
A: depending on the nature and extent of the injuries and how the accident happened, your husband may have a real case and i would think there are plenty of reputable calif lawyers that would take it. contact the calif trial lawyers assoc for a list of lawyers in the county where the accident happened or contact the county bar assoc for a list of its injury lawyers.
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A: Your husband may have a civil rights claim. Prisoners sometimes are not only injured while they are in custody, but can be denied appropriate medical attention. If the mistreatment of your husband rises to the level of "deliberate indifference" to his medical needs, then he may have a constitutional claim against the individuals who neglected him. My firm does handle prisoner's rights cases. Feel free to give me a call or drop an email if you would like to discuss your husband's options. Take care, and sorry this happened to your family.
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