Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorney
Civil Rights Violations Involving Police Abuse, Brutality and Excessive Force
Civil rights laws are clear: law enforcement is not permitted to use excessive force in arresting or otherwise subduing or detaining an individual, regardless of what the police claimed that individual did. However, the law is not so clear as to what exactly constitutes excessive force in specific situations which can make it tough sometimes to prove police abuse and brutality cases.
In today's world where everyone has a video camera; AlderLaw knows how to get video and other evidence needed in a timely manner to show a jury exactly what happened and why what the police did was abuse and use of unacceptable force that was not in line with police department training guidelines.
About Our Los Angeles Area Civil Rights Law Practice
AlderLaw is proud to have a focused team of experienced civil rights trial lawyers and support staff dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation to its clients. The firm is heavily invested in staff and technology in order to maximize the presentation of its clients' cases. In the Beverly Hills office, housed in its own building, we can provide around the clock service to our clients and referring attorneys. Because of the close working relationship with attorneys who refer cases to the firm and the high level of service it provides, many referral attorneys actually view the AlderLaw staff as an extension of their own office, and many clients refer to the AlderLaw staff as their extended family.
California Police Abuse / Brutality / Excessive Force Settlements and Verdicts
Our civil rights attorneys have been successful in representing plaintiffs who have been subjected to excessive force by law enforcement, or police abuse or brutality. Our civil rights attorneys are experienced trial lawyers with a solid track record in negotiating substantial settlements on behalf of our clients. If we are unable to settle your case for a fair amount of compensation, we have the resources and legal talent to take your case to court and sue for damages.
In one police abuse case involving excessive force, AlderLaw reached a $1.5 million settlement for a Ventura, CA man whose leg was severely fractured while being restrained by deputies at the main jail.
Free Consultation to Discuss Your Civil Rights Case with a Southern California / Los Angeles Attorney
If your civil rights have been violated, and you were injured as a result of excessive force or police abuse, we invite you to contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We work on a contingency basis which means you pay us when we settle or win your case for you. For legal help, call our Beverly Hills, CA office at (310) 275-9131 or our office in Santa Barbara at (805) 962-0099.
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