If a stool broke causing injury to ones back while injail would the jail be able to be held accountable?

Asked about 1 year ago - Warner Robins, GA

he was sitting on the stool it broke at the welds and he hit the floor on his back it made his back swell they quickly welded the stool back and gave him tylonol but not willing to look any further into this

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  1. Glen Edward Ashman

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    Answered . He needs two lawyers, one of course for his criminal case.

    The second would be a personal injury lawyer. There are very strict time deadlines and notice requirements for a suit against a city, county or state, so this is an IMMEDIATE need.

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  2. Scott Benjamin Riddle

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    Answered . There is no way to say there is a definite claim - worth pursuing - based on your post, as you did not tell us the damages. Other than swelling and temporary discomfort, what are the actual injuries? Are there doctor bills, or other expenses, or long term injuries that need medical attention? Falling and experiencing a little pain, scrapes or bruising is not a case many good lawyers will take and really is not worth much, if anything at all.

  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . He should retain a local civil rights lawyer to investigate a claim.

  4. Jesse Cole Kent

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    Answered . Yes there is definitely a claim there. Very specific time limits apply. Please be sure to hire a lawyer quickly to get to work on this for you.

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