Where do I find the law regarding my rights in regards to injuries received while in police custody?

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Where do I find the law regarding my rights in regards to injuries received while in police custody?

My hands were bound behind me and while I was being guiding to the jail entrance, an anomaly in the pavement cause me to fall on the pavement. Because my hands were bound behind my back, I was forced to take the full brunt of the blow to my rib cage breaking one or more ribs. They gave me treatment for the scrape on my knee but no medical evaluation for my main injury until the following day. I also did not receive any care other than confirmation of injury.

Asked on May 14, 2012 under Personal Injury, Ohio

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The best way to ascertain whether you have a factual and legal basis for bringing a lawsuit for the personal injuries that you sustained on the property of the public entity where you were in custody is to consult with a personal injury attorney.

There needs to be an investigation with respect to how you fell and why there was a delay in you receiving proper medical treatment for your broken ribs.


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