Washington DC & Maryland Jail Negligence and Injuries Law Firm

Our firm represents individuals who suffered jail injuries while held in detention at the District of Columbia Jail, jails located throughout the state of Maryland and federal correctional institutions throughout the United States which are operated by the Bureau of Prisons.


If you suffered jail injuries due to the negligent act of someone at a jail or correctional institution in the District of Columbia, you must act quickly and contact a lawyer. You only have 6 months to file a claim with the District of Columbia Government before filing a lawsuit in court.

If your jail injuries were caused by a violation of your federal civil rights, we may be able to pursue a case for you in federal court.  Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.

Statute of Limitations for Negligence Lawsuits

There is a time limit for initiating a lawsuit alleging negligence which caused personal injuries. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years to make a claim. For claims of wrongful death, the District of Columbia imposes a limit of two years to file a lawsuit. If you are filing a claim against the District of Columbia Government, you must first put them on written notice of your intention to file suit within 6 months of the incident date. Contact us for a free initial consultation. If you wait too long, you may be unable to pursue a case. When you reach out to us, we will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation to protect your rights.

Do I Have to Pay a Personal Injury Lawyer?

We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case.  In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered.  If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.

You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you.  Contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com for a free initial consultation if you suffered an injury.