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Civil Rights – Eighth Amendment

Prisoner injury cases are difficult and complex, but the prison injury lawyers at Newmark Storms Law Office are ready to help you vindicate your 8th Amendment rights.

What is a prison injury case?

Prisoner injury cases can take several forms.  A prisoner can be injured by the mere negligence of an agent of the incarcerating institution.  Such claims can be difficult and there are several procedural hurdles.

The Newmark Storms prisoner injury lawyers focus on cases where a prisoner suffers a violation of his civil rights under the 8th Amendment.  These violations occur when “cruel and unusual punishment” is present. Cruel and unusual punishment occurs in several fashions, including prisoner suicides, deliberate indifference to an inmate’s serious medical needs, prisoner assaults, and assaults by corrections staff.

If I’ve suffered a prison injury, what should I do?

Being incarcerated presents many challenges; however, do your best to seek medical treatment.  This may require filing multiple kites requesting medical attention if you are being ignored.

You or your loved one should call the Minnesota prisoner injury lawyers at Newmark Storms Law Office for a free consultation at 612.455.7050. If it is an emergency, you can also call 612.201.9638. Do not delay calling because it is critical that important evidence be preserved, such as videos, kites, and witness statements.

Is it important to hire an attorney who specializes in these cases?

Very!  Prisoner injury cases require an understanding of a complex area of federal law. Attorneys who just dabble in this area often find themselves on the short end of the stick. These cases are far more difficult than more basic personal injury cases. But they are cases that may be won if you hire the right lawyer.

Why should I hire you?

Jeff Storms is an accomplished lawyer, who was named a 2013 “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for his work on a $3.075 Million Dollar police brutality wrongful death—the second largest police brutality settlement in Minnesota history. Jeff has also helped clients obtain many other significant civil rights recoveries.

Jeff understands the critical aspect of working with the media on these cases. His civil rights work has been covered by the Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, and KSTP.

Can I afford you?

Yes. We take prisoner injury cases on a “contingency fee” basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money on your behalf.  Call the Newmark Storms Law Office prisoner injury attorneys at 612.455.7050 for a free consultation.