I had my leg broken by an apt complex security guard. Who had placed me under arrest for public intox.

Asked 6 months ago - Tulsa, OK

I was tackled while handcuffed, breaking my leg. He claimed I was trying to assault him or escape. The police took me to e.r. after they arrived. I did not assault him or try to escape. I was not arrested. Exactly what type of case is this and and any information that will benefit me concerning this matter.

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  1. David Herman Hirsch

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    Answered . Arguably the security guard used excessive force under the circumstances, but a lot of facts would need to be evaluated and if you were intoxicated that is obviously a significant factor. Were there witnesses to what occurred? In any event, you certainly should consult with a personal injury attorney to assist you who can investigate and give you guidance as to how to proceed. Personal injury attorneys typically handle cases on a contingency fee basis and give free consultations. Use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to find one in your area. Best of luck to you...

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  2. Kevin H. Pate

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    Answered . Yes you should consult with a personal injury counsel. You can use the Find a Lawyer feature here at Avvo or search in your area using Google, Bing or other provider of your choosing.

  3. David Ian Schoen

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    Answered . You should consult with an experienced OK personal injury attorney to determine if you have any options.

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  4. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Sounds like excessive force by the rent-a-cop, so have a local personal injury lawyer investigate a claim against the complex.

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