Civil Rights lawsuits were born from the federal civil rights statute known as Section 1983.
Federal Code Section 1983 was passed in the aftermath of slavery after the American Civil War.
Even to this day this landmark civil rights law allows victims of abuse in Las Vegas and around the country to sue police and prison guards for constitutional violations, such as:
At its inception, Section 1983 was drafted to give African Americans a way to challenge the justice system when government officials and employees mistreated them.
Today due to the ever expanding case laws and constitutional interpretations, civil rights law, 1983, protects all persons by providing victims of civil rights abuse, a remedy for civil rights violations.
This remedy includes money damages.
A civil rights violations and police brutality claims are born when a person acting under the color of law deprives another of their constitutional rights.
Classic examples include:
Our civil rights litigation law firm in Las Vegas represents victims of police abuse and police brutality.
Our attorneys understand the federal justice system and the law surrounding civil rights law suits.
We use our knowledge to get victims money damages for police abuse, wrongful imprisonment, jail abuse, and prison abuse and neglect.
Depending on the type of case and damage done to a victim of civil rights abuse, the victim may recover:
If you have been a victim of a civil rights violation in Las Vegas it is in your best interest to hire a Las Vegas local attorney to submit a formal demand for money compensation.
In many cases we can get compensation for victims of police brutality without having to go to court.
Call us at 702-432-1000 to discuss your case. Consultations are always free.