Have you been injured by a police officer or jailer who used excessive force in an encounter? In this case, you may have grounds to pursue a civil rights lawsuit. You should speak with our team at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. Our Dallas civil rights attorneys can fight for you aggressively and effectively if you have been mistreated by police.
What Are Civil Rights?
The term “civil rights” describes a set of rights that were created to protect individuals and specific groups from unfair treatment. Civil rights attorneys focus on human rights and fighting for the rights of groups or individuals who have experienced a violation of their freedoms.Our civil rights attorneys focus on violations stemming from police and jailer misconduct. Every individual has the right to equal treatment and these civil rights can be violated in the following ways:
- Excessive force
- Unnecessary use of force
- Unlawful arrest or detainment
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Wrongful confessions
- Falsified evidence
- Dangerous and/or unnecessary vehicle chases
- Prison abuse
- Misuse of authority (i.e. a police officer engages in sexual assault)
- Wrongful police shootings
- Wrongful death caused by a law enforcement official
- Failure to protect inmates
What Does a Civil Rights Lawyer Do?
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a violation of your civil rights, it may be time to call a Dallas civil rights lawyer. We can take action to pursue the justice you deserve. That's what you can expect from our team at Scott H. Palmer, P.C. We can help you understand your rights and options in cases such as those involving excessive force by police officers or jailers.
What can you do to address Police and Jailer Misconduct?
If you have suffered an injury or the death of a loved one as a result of police brutality, you may be wondering what avenues are available to address such incidents in Texas. It is imperative to hire an experienced civil rights attorney to review your case and figure out all your available legal options.
There is no step more important for your future than speaking with an attorney who can answer your questions after a possible violation of your rights.