Police Brutality & Excessive Force
Constitutional rights do not disappear at the time of arrest. In fact, many of the rights provided by the Constitution are at their strongest when an arrest is made. If you feel your rights were violated by police brutality or other excessive force, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the officers or the law enforcement agency in question.
At the law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., we provide powerful advocacy for those harmed by police officers and other law enforcement officials. We are dedicated to achieving justice for those victimized by police brutality in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and across the nation. That fight for justice includes pursuing compensation for our clients’ medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
WHEN POLICE GO TOO FAR
Police are allowed to use reasonable force to subdue a suspect and control him or her. “Reasonable” is the key word. Actions that amount to excessive force are not reasonable and can cause serious injury to the person being arrested.
Civil rights lawsuits for police brutality do not require that the victim suffer life-threatening injuries. Our Philadelphia police brutality and excessive force attorneys have helped those who suffered everything from broken bones, cuts, concussions, internal bleeding and many other harms at the hands of aggressive officers.
THOROUGH, INTENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS
Police brutality cases are very fact-specific. In other words, the outcome will depend largely on what exactly happened to you, and when. Our Pennsylvania police brutality lawyers will carefully examine the circumstances of your interactions with the police to determine reasonableness. We will review written departmental policies to determine whether those policies were violated. If officers indeed overstepped their boundaries, we will vigorously pursue legal action on your behalf.
CONTACT OUR PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYERS FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
If you would like more information about our police brutality and excessive force representation, please call 215-774-3230 or toll free 877-638-0114 to arrange a consultation with an experienced civil rights lawyer. You can also contact our law firm online. We have offices in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill for your convenience.