People are especially vulnerable to abuse when they are incarcerated. Local jails and prisons have a responsibility to see that people are treated properly and that their needs are met while they are there. People still have rights when they are being held in custody. Foremost among those rights may be the rights to be physically safe and the right proper medical care.

Excessive Force

Jailers, prison guards and police all have a responsibility to limit the use of force to only what is necessary. Too often situations get out of hand and people are the victims of police brutality or excessive force while they are incarcerated.

If you were injured by prison guards or the police, we can help you assert your rights and hold the officers who harmed you accountable for what they did.

Failure To Treat Serious Medical Conditions

Many people enter jail or prison with serious medical conditions. Some are injured while they are being held. The prison or jail has a responsibility to provide necessary medical care. If it is not provided or it is not provided in a timely fashion, injuries and medical conditions can worsen, possibly becoming permanent or fatal.

If you were not given proper medical treatment while you were in jail or prison and you suffered serious harm because of it, we can help you.

More Than A Century Of Combined Experience

At Davies, Humphreys & Reese, PLC, our firm is dedicated to helping people fight to protect their rights. No one should have to suffer unnecessary injuries and exacerbation of medical conditions because they were beaten or were not given proper medical treatment. With more than 100 years of combined experience using the law to help people, we can take action for you by filing a civil rights/Section 1983 claim against the officers who caused you harm. We are known for the quality of our work and have earned AV Preeminent* ratings from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, the highest rating, among other honors.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.