Civil Rights Attorneys
Civil rights are your personal, natural rights guaranteed by the Constitution. No one acting on behalf of a local, state or federal government agency is permitted to infringe upon or violate your civil rights. If they do, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit and recover money damages. Our legal team at Harman Law Firm includes civil rights attorneys who can pursue a claim against a person or entity that has infringed on your personal rights.
What Constitutes a Civil Rights Violation?
Among many other rights, you have a right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure by law enforcement, which also means that police may not use excessive force when detaining or arresting you. If you are incarcerated, you have a right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. This includes a right to medical care, personal safety, shelter, food, clothing, sanitation, and personal hygiene.
If any of these things are denied to you, it may constitute a civil rights violation. You should consult an attorney specializing in civil rights to advise you on the best options for filing a claim or lawsuit. It is possible to receive substantial financial damages if you win a civil rights lawsuit.
Types of Civil Rights Lawsuits
There are many different types of civil rights violations that could stimulate the need for a civil rights attorney. When your natural rights have been violated, you have the legal right to pursue legal repercussions for those who infringed on your rights. Some of the types of civil rights lawsuits we handle at Harman Law on behalf of our clients include:
- 8th Amendment Violations/Cruel & Unusual Punishment
- Correctional System Negligence
- Inhumane Conditions or Forced Labor for Immigrant Detainees
- Inmate Transport Injuries
- Lack of Medical Care and Medical Malpractice in Custody
- Police Brutality and Excessive Force
- Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA)
If you believe your civil rights have been violated, and you want to know the next step in pursuing legal action, contact us at Harman Law Firm to schedule a legal consultation with a civil rights lawyer. We can provide legal advice on whether a civil rights lawsuit is in your best interest.