Fontana, CA asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California

Q: In custody sheriff's department transportationWas taking me n wheel chair from hospital to county jail and allowed me

Being transported not secured n wheel chair and left to be transported with serious injuiries as is

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You may have a personal injury claim against the County, and/or a civil rights claim, depending on how and why you came to be injured and whether the County is at fault. You have 6 months to file a Tort Claim with the County before a lawsuit can be filed. As a result, you need to contact an attorney ASAP to discuss your potential rights.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: if there is a cause of action you will have to file within 6 months.

depending on the facts, you may have a cause of action against the police for negligence or a violation of your civil rights.

take pictures if possible of all your injuries and write out a detailed summary of the facts to preserve your memory of what happened.

i would also contact your lawyer for the underlying case for his or her direction.

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