Police Brutality Lawyer in Detroit, Michigan
As police brutality continues to plague our country, more victims of brutality and excessive force feel helpless against the system. However, if you are a victim of police brutality and feel that an agent of the law has violated your rights, you are not alone. You can get the legal support you need to file a claim or lawsuit against the law enforcement agency and recover your losses.
Marko Law offers comprehensive legal services in police brutality cases in Detroit, Michigan. Our law firm can help you take a stand against agents who have harmed you without cause. We can listen to your story, help you build a case, and recover your losses. You don’t have to feel alone. Let our legal team advocate on your behalf.
To get started with your case, contact Marko Law at 313-777-7LAW. Call today for a free case review with a police brutality lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.
What Is Police Brutality?
From a legal standpoint, police brutality is the use of excessive or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians. It is an umbrella term that can refer to issues such as excessive use of force, wrongful search and seizure, racial discrimination, false arrest or wrongful imprisonment, and sexual harassment and abuse.
While there are instances in which a police officer may need to use force to subdue an armed suspect or a suspect with a history of violence, the level of the encounter may be above what is needed to control the situation. When a police officer escalates an encounter with a level of force that is above what is necessary, it is police brutality.
Police Brutality Cases We Take On
Our law firm takes on a variety of police brutality cases, including
Proving Police Brutality in Your Case
Without proper legal representation, proving a police brutality case can be extremely difficult. In every police abuse case, the first critical issue is whether or not the officers were doing their job properly, or had a reasonable belief that they were doing so at that time. This defense is sufficient to defeat the claim, even if you suffered severe emotional distress.
Proof that the law enforcement officers were careless or negligent is not enough to prevail in this type of case. Instead, we must have evidence that police knew they were acting in an unreasonable or unlawful manner and intentionally caused the injury.
As your attorneys, we conduct a thorough investigation of the case. We gather evidence from various sources including
- Eyewitness accounts
- Law enforcement agency history and records
- Videos and photos
- Medical records from your injuries
- Clues from the scene where the brutality occurred
We use the evidence to establish intent and that the force was excessive and beyond the scope of the officer’s duties.
How We Help With a Police Claim
Filing a lawsuit against a police department or government agency can be daunting. You may not have the resources you need. Furthermore, you may not know how to navigate the legal system. Marko Law can leverage your case by handling your claim from start to finish.
We offer comprehensive legal service that includes
- Interacting with the police and other authorities
- Investigating the incident
- Identifying witnesses
- Requesting documents and public records
- Gathering your medical bills to see how much you owe
- Locating experts who can comment on your case
- Organizing your legal paperwork
- Preparing for meetings and important dates
- Settling your case with the police department or, if necessary, taking it to court
Our legal team gives you peace of mind by providing the legal support you need while recovering from your trauma.
Damages in a Police Brutality Case
What you can claim and how much your case is worth depends on several factors such as the details of the incident, who is involved, and the sum of your losses. Common damages in an age discrimination case include
Lost compensation can include salary, bonuses, or tips. You may also be able to claim any lost benefits such as retirement or insurance. We can calculate the exact amount of compensation you missed out on due to losing your job. We can also include lost future pay.
Pain and Suffering
In a police brutality case, pain and suffering often refer to emotional distress that you experienced. For instance, if you experienced severe depression and sought counseling, you may be able to account for that in your civil claim.
Punitive damages are typically not included when assessing what your case is worth. Instead, the judge will award you these damages if they determine that your employer or boss acted maliciously with intent to hurt you or your career. How much you are awarded is up to the judge.
Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation
Contact Marko Law today if you are ready to get started with your case. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation from a police brutality lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.