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?
You have certain rights as a citizen in the U.S. When those rights are violated, you can legally hold the person or entity responsible for harm. Civil rights include a wide variety of protective statutes to ensure that every citizen is treated fairly and equitably. You have the right to not be mistreated by employers, police or other persons in authority due to your race, religion, gender or disability, or not suffer discrimination due to these traits. You have the right to freedom of religion, speech, assembly, the right to petition and pursue the procedural due process.
When your civil rights are violated, it can infringe on your freedoms as a citizen in the U.S. A civil rights attorney can 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 against an employer, government agency or other entity.
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 near Atlanta, GA, 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.