Chicago Civil Rights Violation Attorneys
Americans have different beliefs, opinions, and points of view on lots of issues, but we all share one thing in common: the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution as well as an array of state and federal laws. These rights limit what the government, its employees, agents, and officers can do to individual citizens. When the government exceeds these limits and violates a person’s civil rights, the law provides remedies and relief for citizens so they can hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
At Hammond Law LLC, we represent individuals throughout Chicagoland who suffered physical, psychological, or emotional trauma or incurred other losses due to abuses of power by the government or its agents. We aggressively pursue such claims, seeking to vindicate our clients and get them the compensation that can help right these wrongs.
What Are Civil Rights Violations?
Civil rights violations can arise from prohibited discrimination, improper searches and seizures of property, denial of rights to counsel or free speech, or the infringement or deprivation of any other rights established by law.
But government civil rights abuses can also involve physical injuries, such as in cases of police brutality and misconduct. While the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officers do their jobs with integrity and responsibility, we see examples almost every week of officers engaging in manifestly improper acts. Violence, mistreatment, and abuse can cause severe injuries, psychological trauma, even death.
The Chicago civil rights lawyers at Hammond Law are fierce advocates for those who experience civil rights violations, bringing our passion, experience, and advocacy skills to all such claims, including those brought under 28 U.S.C. Section 1983.
We represent clients in cases involving:
- Police brutality/excessive use of force
- Police misconduct
- False or coerced confessions
- Police shootings
- False imprisonment
- False arrest
- Illegal searches
- Inmate abuse
- Interference with free speech rights
- Racial profiling
- Prohibited discrimination
Civil rights claims for injuries are more complicated and nuanced than other personal injury lawsuits. The law grants broad immunity to the government and its agents for acts they take during the course of their duties. If your rights have been violated, you need to make sure you retain a personal injury attorney who understands these complexities and knows how to keep them from becoming impediments to the recovery of compensation.
Let Us Help You Protect Your Civil Rights
Hammond Law can help you identify the violation, determine if state or federal law offers the most favorable outcome, and represent you in your pursuit of justice and damages. Depending on the situation, you may need to file a claim with a government agency before initiating a formal lawsuit.
If you’ve were denied your constitutionally guaranteed liberties or other freedoms, contact Hammond Law today. Time is not on your side – the law restricts the time you can file a claim. The call and the initial consultation are free, and there is no fee unless we recover compensation for you.