Jail & In-Custody Death Claims

Fight for Justice with a Walnut Creek Civil Rights Attorney

Most prison and jail deaths are preventable. Moreover, law enforcement officials have legal obligations toward the people in police custody, whether those people are in a squad car, a city jail or a state prison. They are required to protect the safety of the people under their supervision. When they do not take proper care and injury or death results, they can be held liable for the consequences of their actions or inactions.

At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our Walnut Creek civil rights lawyers assist people who have been seriously injured while being held by law enforcement. We have successfully litigated numerous verdicts & settlements for victims and their loved ones.

Contact us at (925) 275-5592 for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help.

Causes of Injuries in Jail & In-Custody Death

We have filed claims against state, county and city police departments on behalf of clients injured while in custody or the families of those who suffered a prison or jail death.

Our lawyers have represented clients who experienced:

  • Excessive use of force during an arrest
  • Illegal use of chokeholds
  • Failure to monitor an inmate's medical condition
  • Failure to determine medication needs of an inmate upon intake
  • Failure to provide medical attention
  • Failure to protect inmates from attack or to segregate violent inmates
  • Failure to keep a suicide watch
  • Taser use by law enforcement
  • Use of firearms
  • Use of restraints

In addition to people being held in jail or prison, our clients have been people confined in state mental facilities and juvenile "boot camps." We have also represented those injured while in the Contra Costa County Hospital psychiatric unit. In all instances, our clients were injured or died because the agency in charge failed to exercise its legal obligation to provide proper care and supervision.

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If you or a loved one was injured or died while in jail, prison or any other law enforcement facility, contact a Bay Area lawyer who can advise you about your rights and your options. For more than three decades, Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has devoted their time and energy to representing the injured victims in the Bay Area. We have obtained more than 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million and can take on large cases that many other firms simply cannot.

To learn more about your legal options, contact us today!

Testimonials

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    There is no attorney I can more highly recommend than Larry Cook.

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    Andy became more than just a lawyer, he became my advisor and my support when I needed it most.

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    Andy Schwartz knows how to get things done!

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    He is an amazing attorney and a very caring human being. Andy knows his stuff.

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    He was clear, confident and hopeful which made me feel the same way.

  • Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

    Stan and Nick paid attention to every detail in my case, and left no stone unturned.

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