Injured During an Arrest
Were you or a loved one injured during an arrest in Florida? Watch this video to learn how our experienced Pensacola civil rights lawyers can help.
What should I do if I was injured during an arrest?
You should notify the law enforcement official that has arrested you that they’ve injured you. You should also notify any jail official when you’re booked into jail that you’ve been injured and also notify any medical personnel when you’re taken into the facility and notify them that you’re injured and tell them that you need medical treatment. If, for any reason, you are stuck in the jail without medical treatment for any certain period of time, you need to ensure that you follow all of the procedures that jail or facility may have to make medical complaints or medical grievances based on whatever the processes described when you get in the facility. Those are the most imperative things that you can do to ensure that your injuries are taken care of in a timely manner.
The next most important thing you can do is contact someone besides your criminal defense attorney. You should contact a civil rights lawyer to speak with them to see if your case qualified as an excessive force case or under certain circumstances state law claims such as battery and assault.
If you or a loved one were injured during an arrest in Florida, you may want to know if you are eligible to file a civil rights claim.
Contact the experienced Pensacola civil rights attorneys at McKenzie Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
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