People who make mistakes and who are currently housed in a correction facility, jail or prison can benefit greatly from visitation from their family. This can help the person who is incarcerated to bolster morale, “do good” for the rest of the individual’s prison term, and to help the inmate to keep a positive attitude for managing the stressors of the prison or jail sentence. But the visitation of an inmate for the family can come at a high risk, that the family member or visitor can be injured while participating in a visitation at a prison or jail facility.
Why Do Prisons Allow Visitations with the Inmates?
As it is stated, the allowance of prison visits helps to reduce the stressors of the incarcerated individual, and allows that person an opportunity to talk, often touch and look in the eyes of their loved ones and family during the visitation timeframes. This can offer the person who is incarcerated a chance to have something to live for, and to offer a way to stay connected to family members who are on the “outside.” People who have family members who are locked up, still have to go on with the business of living their lives to the best of their ability, without the offender at home to help with the family struggles. The visitation of a prisoner helps to allow the family and the offender to keep a bond together and to continue the relationship of caring and togetherness in a family unit.
What Is It Like for the Loved Ones While Visiting a Prison or Jail?
Most prisons and jails allow visitation in common areas of the correction facility. In these cases, the visitation can include allowing the offenders and the family members to meet in a common area with usually tables and chairs. The general setup of a common visitation room in a jail or prison will vary widely from one facility to the next one. But overall there will be:
- A guard station at the front of the room
- Murals on the wall for children
- Vending machines
- Tables and chairs to sit on
- List of rules on the table
- Clean and well-lit room to conduct the visitation
- Restroom facilities available for visitors in the room
- Crafts and coloring books on tables for children to participate in
- Access to cups for sharing drinks and sodas during the visit
If you are injured while participating in the visitation of a loved one in a prison or jail, you can call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
How Are People Injured While Visiting Someone in a Prison or Jail?
The typical injuries that people suffer when visiting someone from a prison or jail, are that the individual will fall down, slip and fall, trip and fall or be accosted by an inmate at the prison or jail who is unrestrained during the visitation process. When the room where the prison or jail visitation is not cleaned and monitored, there can be issues that will cause problems for people visiting later in those areas. For example, here are some problems that can cause injuries for people visiting their family members in a prison or jail:
- Visitation room smells of stale baby diapers from overflowing toilets
- Room is not well-lit and it is easy to trip on debris on the floor
- Waste receptacles are not emptied and trash is overflowing onto the flooring
- Drinks and water are spilled from visitor’s cups onto the floor
- Maintenance washes down the flooring too soon before a visitation time, and a clean floor is slippery with soapy water causing falls
- An incarcerated individual is not monitored and a fight breaks out injuring others in the visitation room
- Contraband is allowed in the room, and crumbs from food can end up on the flooring, causing a slipping hazard
- Contraband food is allowed into the room, causing a slimy slipping hazard
- Overcrowding is allowed in the visitation room, impeding walking safely in the area and bumping into other people during visitations
- Too many children running around in the visitation room causes chaos and people can trip over a child running amuck in the room during visitations
If you have tripped, slipped or fallen at a prison visitation, or at a jail visitation room, you can call us now to discuss your personal injury claim. We are here to answer any questions that you may have regarding how to recover the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, after being injured at a visitation jail or prison common room.
Common Injuries from a Slip and Fall at a Prison or Jail Visitation
There are many different types of common injuries that you can sustain from a slip and fall at a prison or jail visitation. These injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprains
- Stiffness in joints after a fall
- Head trauma
- Broken back
- Broken legs
- Radiating pain from a fall
- Limited range of motion
- Internal injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken arms and wrists
- Knee problems and fractures of the patella
You may have suffered an injury in your fall at a prison or jail. If this is the case, you can call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879, to talk about your claim. We understand that you are going to be getting some high medical bills or emergency bills, which you may have trouble paying when they come due. Since it was the visitation room that was not cleaned when you arrived, or whatever situation occurred to cause you to fall and become injured at the prison or jail, we need to sit down and discuss that to review your personal injury claim. You can call us today to start the process, and we are always here to answer your questions regarding your case. When you call us, you will get access to knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to help you with your personal injury claim, after being injured as a visitor at a prison or jail.
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Free Second Opinion Case Review / Experienced Lawyers in Sustaining Personal Injuries in a Slip and Fall at a Prison or Jail
You are able to call us and get a free second opinion review for your personal injury claim slipping and falling while visiting at a prison or jail. We have on our legal team attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases, and you will be working directly with a lawyer with a specialty in slip and falls at a prison or jail. Call us today at DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 for information from our experienced attorneys in Los Angeles regarding your slip and fall claim.
Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall at a Prison or Jail?
Yes, we can sue when you sustain a slip and fall at a prison or jail. The correctional facility is responsible for the overall maintenance and safety of everyone who is incarcerated at the facility and who visits the facility on a visitation day for the inmates. If you are injured in a common visitation room, the corrections facility was responsible for maintaining the safety in that room at all times for the visitors. You can call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 to review your claim with us for free. You can ask any questions that you might have to our Los Angeles case lawyers, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf based on your claim information. It is easy to make the first call to our case attorneys in Los Angeles today, at the DTLA Law Group right now. We can get the process started for you, and put you one step closer to receiving the recovery compensation package you need to pay your medical bills for this type of loss and personal injury.
Average Case Value for a Slip and Fall at a Prison or Jail
The average case value for a slip and fall at a prison or jail is $40,000 to $450,000. This figure will be varied depending on the expenses, damages, losses and specific personal injury that you suffered in your slip and fall accident at a corrections facility.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take upwards of 4-6 months to settle and get paid on a case where you slipped and fell at a prison or jail. You will need to amass all of your medical documentation and ensure that your needs for a continuation of therapy or a surgical procedure are included in the final judgement for your claim. If you have a permanent injury, it may take longer to settle, in order to determine your future needs regarding your disability and going forward regarding the longer term aspects of your personal, medical and daily care options and treatments.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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We can review your claim with you for a slip and fall while visiting someone at a prison or jail. All that you need to do is to call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.