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Police Brutality

April 24, 2013 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Police Brutality

Persons who sustain personal injuries from confrontations with law enforcement officers may have a police brutality case, and should seek representation with a Cincinnati personal injury attorney. At the law offices of O'Connor, Acciani and Levy, our attorneys are proficient in different branches of the law, and our personal injury lawyers are better able to win a settlement for you than a contract lawyer or criminal attorney. Contact our legal professionals online or by phone at (877) 288-3241 to talk to a police brutality lawyer about your claim.

How A Lawyer Can Help You

Your police brutality attorney can advise you of the best approach to take with your claim after examining the details of the incident. Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the offending police officer(s) is allowed in cases of constitutional rights violations. If a decision is made in your favor, the officer's employer usually takes responsibility for paying any police brutality settlements. An investigation into your personal injury claim will reveal if the policies of the department employing the offending officer led to the constitutional violation and abuse. If this is proven, the responsible government agency can be sued under local or federal laws. Consult with your personal injury attorney to determine how to handle your particular personal injury claim. Time constraints apply when serving the offending government agency with a notice of your intent to serve a police brutality lawsuit. A letter sent by certified mail, indicating your plan to file a complaint in the form of a personal injury claim must be sent right away. Your letter should contain specific details of the incident, with a return receipt request so you can prove that the responsible agency received your letter by the designated deadline. Your injury attorney will know the time limitation for sending this notice, so it is important to act as soon as possible, thus validating your claim. Whether or not you are convicted of breaking the law during the incident, you may still have a case. Law enforcement officers promise to uphold the law, which requires them to respect civilians, and their rights under the constitution to fair and dignified treatment.

Contact Our Cincinnati Police Brutality Lawyers Today

When an officer uses excessive force or punishment considered to be cruel or abnormal, even if a criminal act is involved, this is a violation of your constitutional rights. Your personal injury attorney can evaluate the circumstances and advise if you have a claim for police brutality. Call us at (877) 288-3241 or contact us online and arrange a free consultation appointment to discuss the facts and circumstances of your claim. At O'Connor Acciani & Levy, our experienced police brutality lawyers routinely deal with police brutality cases. These attorneys will determine if you have a valid claim and construct a winning case for you, helping you to receive a personal injury settlement for your suffering.