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Inmate Abuse Attorney Serving Clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Represents Clients in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Throughout Pennsylvania

Being placed under the custody of law enforcement or having to serve time in a corrections facility doesn’t mean that you no longer have rights. You still have the right to proper treatment from law enforcement officers, prison guards, and other corrections officers. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of abuse, mistreatment, or the neglect of these staff, you have the right to take legal action. An experienced Philadelphia jail injury lawyer from our law firm can help.

At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin we are committed to upholding the rights of the injured. This includes those that are behind bars. We represent victims of abuse and neglect who suffered their injuries while behind bars. We also represent families of those that have died while incarcerated. Our team is committed to fighting on behalf of those whose civil rights have been violated by those in power.

Don’t hesitate to contact our law firm for the opportunity to discuss your rights and options with an inmate abuse attorney serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

What is Considered Neglect or Jail Mistreatment?

People do not lose their right to proper treatment when they are incarcerated or placed under the custody of law enforcement. This means that those behind bars should not be subjected to abuse, neglect, or other cruel and unusual punishment. However, how can you determine what is considered neglect or abuse in jail or prison?

Abuse, neglect, or mistreatment in jail or prison can take many forms including:

  • Physical abuse including torture or the use of excessive force
  • Ignoring the occurrences of sexual assault by fellow inmates
  • Assaulting inmates including sexual assault by corrections facility staff
  • Failing to respond to ideations of suicide
  • Refusal to provide medical care
  • Withholding water or food
  • Neglecting inmates that are suffering from mental disorders
  • Harassing or singling out an inmate for punishment
  • Filing to intervene when inmates are assaulting another inmate

If you or a loved one has suffered any of these or other forms of jail mistreatment, you have the right to pursue legal action. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our law firm. Work with an experienced and skilled inmate abuse attorney serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and ensure that justice is served.

What to Do When an Inmate is Being Mistreated

When an inmate is being mistreated by prison staff, you can file a formal complaint with the facility where the inmate is serving their time. In many instances, the most effective method is by speaking with the administrative staff of the facility directly.

If the issue is not resolved, you should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and report the case. You may even need to contact the governor’s office.  If the issue is not resolved, you can seek help from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania.

However, the best way to approach abuse and neglect cases in jail is by seeking legal help. Contact van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin to work with an experienced Philadelphia Jail injury lawyer and fight to protect your rights.

Contact van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin to Schedule Free Consultation with an Experienced Philadelphia Jail Injury Lawyer

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury while behind bars? Was the injury the result of abuse or negligence by law enforcement or corrections facility staff? Contact van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin to discuss your case with an inmate abuse attorney serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our attorneys have decades of experience and a proven track record of success in handling these complex cases. We have represented many individuals and families that have suffered devastating losses as a result of the negligence or misconduct of law enforcement officers as well as corrections officers. We will fight aggressively to protect your rights and ensure that justice is served.

Notable Case Results

Always Pursing the Best Possible Outcome

Assault Injury

$1 Million

Tractor-Trailer Accident

$10 Million

Bicycle Accident

$4.8 Million

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Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insights and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

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Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized RepresentationWe understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client.
  • Uncompromising PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic ApproachNot only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.

Talk to Our Experienced Team

Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.

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