Correction Facility Lawyer St. Louis

The St. Louis correction facility lawyers at Dixon Injury Firm provide exceptional legal counsel to clients.

In recent years the friction between law enforcement and the citizens of this country have been exposed for all to see. Sadly, our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri has been a flash point for this controversy. Most law enforcement and corrections officers are simply trying to keep their community safe, but it is hard to deny that there are bad apples in the system.

Our firm offers a broad range of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis correction facility lawyers bring quality legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for more information and a free consultation.

St. Louis Correction Facility Attorneys

When you need a correction facility lawyer in St. Louis, it’s crucial to find legal counsel with experience. Dixon Injury Firm’s personal injury and workers comp attorney make sure clients have the resources they need to win a case. Here are a few questions to ask St. Louis correction facility lawyers:

How much does legal representation cost clients? This depends on the correction facility case and other factors. Dixon utilize a contingency system, which means our services are free.

How much could I win? Again, this also depends on the claim. Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis correction facility attorneys try to provide clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other damages.

What do I do now? The first step in a correction facility case is to contact us for more info and consultation.

Friction in the Streets

Everyone in our area is surely familiar with the death of Michael Brown. He was an unarmed, black teenager that was killed in nearby Ferguson in 2014 by a white police officer who said he was defending himself. Many in the community doubted that it was really necessary for the officer to fire 12 shots at Mr. Brown. When a grand jury refused to indict the officer, the city went up in flames. Protests became riots, and buildings were set on fire and businesses were looted. Similar scenes would play out in other cities across the country as a spotlight was shone on police killings.

These problems came to St. Louis in 2017 after another white police officer killed another black man. This time, a man named Anthony Lamar Smith was chased down in his car after police saw him selling drugs. A police officer shot Mr. Smith dead through the window of his car. The officers said they found a gun in the car, but prosecutors charged the police officer with murder and alleged that the police officer planted the gun. When that officer was acquitted, the town erupted with protesters and rioters who eventually gathered to throw rocks at the mayor’s house. Dozens were arrested. The undeniable fact is that there is a lot of friction between law enforcement and the communities in this area, and that is reflected inside the prisons as well.

Challenges in the Correction Facilities

There have been a lot of concerns raised about the prisons in the region. In November 2017, a nonprofit called ArchCity Defenders filed a lawsuit over the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, which is commonly known as “the workhouse.” The lawsuit claims that the city of St. Louis has ignored problems at the facility for years. The complaints include insufficient working plumbing, overheating, ringworm outbreaks, lack of medical treatment, and open windows letting in bugs, birds, and rodents. Back in 2014, two guards pled guilty to assault, burglary, and obstruction of governmental operations for actions that purportedly included getting inmates to fight each other like gladiators.

Correction Facility Claims

Prisoners often want to sue correctional facility guards for abuse. These types of cases are difficult for many reasons, but not necessarily impossible to win. The biggest challenge is that prison guards are allowed to use a reasonable amount of force to do their job. When a judge or jury decides whether too much force was used in a given situation, they are almost always going to side with the law enforcement professional against a convicted criminal that is already in prison. That said, in extreme situations both state and federal claims can be made against corrections facilities and their officers.

More About Correction Facility Attorneys in St. Louis, MO

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm specialize in correction facility cases and other personal and workplace injuries. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris understands how difficult these types of cases are for clients. To help alleviate financial stress, Dixon’s trial lawyers make things easier by providing a contingency payment plan. This allows you to pay fees only if damages are awarded. Our legal counsel is free.

Tell Chris Dixon About Your Situation

The Dixon Injury Firm offers free, no obligation consultations to anyone in the St. Louis area that has suffered an injury. That certainly includes people that were injured in a correctional facility, even if they are still incarcerated. If you or a loved one has suffered mistreatment in a prison in this region, you can call anytime for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are available during regular business hours at (314) 409-7060 or you can leave us a message on this website.

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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