Did You Experience Police Brutality Or Excessive Force?
We Will Not Let The Police Violate Your Constitutional Rights
What do you do if you are victimized by the people who are supposed to be protecting you? That is the dilemma many people face after being the victims of excessive force or other forms of police brutality.
At Erickson & Oppenheimer, Ltd., we will stand up for your rights when others won’t. Our firm is known for aggressively defending our clients and the U.S. Constitution. We have a reputation as a leading civil rights law firm that knows how to win at trial for our clients. With two of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 trial lawyers in the country, you can rely on our decades of experience and history of results.
Located in Chicago, we represent individuals nationwide who have been the victims of police brutality.
Did A Police Officer Use Excessive Force When Arresting You?
The Civil Rights Act makes it illegal for government actors – such as police officers – to violate citizens’ basic constitutional rights. When making arrests and during searches, police officers are entitled to use only the minimum amount of force necessary. If a cop uses more than the bare minimum, you may have a civil rights claim.
Going up against the police force can be intimidating. Many people feel that the legal system is designed to shield the police against excessive-force allegations. No matter how obvious the offense and how clear the evidence, winning will be tough.
The only way you will get justice is to work with experienced civil rights lawyers who have a proven record of successfully handling police brutality cases. We are those attorneys.
What To Do If You’ve Been Beaten By A Cop
If you have experienced police brutality, you can schedule a free consultation with us by calling 877-505-1924.
You should also take the following steps to preserve your rights:
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- Take photographs of your injuries.
- Preserve any items that show the amount of force used, for example, blood-stained or torn clothing.
- Make note of witnesses to the crime and gather their contact information.
- File a police report.
- Contact an experienced civil rights attorney.
We Hold The Police Liable For Their Illegal Acts. Contact Us Today For Help.
Police officers are not above the law – even if they act like it. If the police used excessive force against you during an arrest or search, you may have a legal claim. Contact our firm today to discuss your case and learn your rights in a free consultation.