We’ve all seen the tragic headlines.
Ordinary people, every day, fall victim to abuse and misconduct by government employees and officials, including police officers, corrections officers, teachers, social workers, and others who are supposed to be serving the public interest.
Civil rights abuse and injury cases occur when government employees or officials deprive us of our constitutional rights; enter into a special relationship with an individual (such as an incarcerated person) and then fail to protect that individual’s health and safety; or “create” or “enhance” a danger that deprives us of our constitutional rights.
Civil rights abuse and injury cases encompass a wide range of incidents, including:
Proving civil rights abuse and injury cases requires not only legal experience, but also rigorous investigation and expertise from professionals in a wide range of disciplines, depending upon the nature of the incident. For instance, an expert on use of deadly force may be required when police shoot and kill a motorist during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop.
We have the financial resources to retain appropriate investigators and experts in all necessary disciplines, so we can establish the underlying facts of these incidents―which often escalate quickly and cause death or serious physical and/or psychological injuries that last a lifetime. And because we have decades of experience bringing civil rights abusers to justice, we get maximum financial compensation for our clients.
We fight so you’ll receive justice and compensation for your physical and psychological injuries and other losses by holding culpable federal, state, and local government employees and officials accountable. Government agencies work to protect themselves. They do not care about conducting an unbiased, thorough investigation, and compensating you for any wrongs they committed. Contact us to find out whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.
We’re highly experienced at handling civil rights abuse and injury cases and can efficiently review your case, in conjunction with our multidisciplinary team of experts. If your case is right for us, we’ll proceed with a full investigation and evaluation of the facts and legal issues, and determine the likelihood of a fair settlement or need to file a lawsuit. We’ll keep you up-to-date on all developments and advise you on the range of possible outcomes so you can make educated decisions.
We’re master negotiators, so you can rely on us to negotiate the best possible settlement for you. If the parties can’t agree on money, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit and aggressively try your case in the courtroom. And we have a proven track record of securing winning verdicts and other favorable resolutions in civil rights abuse and injury cases.
Civil rights violations can cause catastrophic physical and psychological injuries, and death. We understand the helplessness and confusion that the victim and family experience, when public servants, whom we are taught to respect and trust, cause us grievous harm. The victim’s world is upside-down. The family may be dealing with medical and psychological counseling costs, along with living expenses, which can be overwhelming when their breadwinner is too injured―or traumatized―to work. You are not just given one person to work with―you have an entire team of lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries. As a team, we coordinate with one another about your case and keep in constant contact with you and your family. Our team helps clients in these emotionally tough times by being accessible, supportive, and genuine. Our sensitivity and compassion make us better lawyers, too.
The firm’s civil rights abuse and injury practice is just one of many HRMM&L law practices. Because HRMM&L is a full-service law firm with substantial resources, we’re able to advise you on other legal problems that may arise during your case. And if the legal problem is one our firm doesn’t handle, we’ll refer you to another lawyer and firm whom we know and trust.
Other legal problems you may encounter during your medical malpractice case: