Civil rights violations occur when an individual’s rights are violated by another party, whether it be a government entity or a private individual or organization. These violations can include discrimination, police misconduct, and denial of basic human rights. If you have been a victim of a civil rights violation, you may be entitled to compensation through a civil rights lawsuit.

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What is a Civil Rights Lawsuit?

A civil rights lawsuit is a legal action taken against an individual or organization for violating an individual’s civil rights. Civil rights lawsuits are typically brought under federal law, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or state law.

In order to pursue a civil rights lawsuit, the victim must show that their rights were violated by the defendant, and that the violation caused them harm. Civil rights lawsuits can result in compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.

Examples of Civil Rights Violations

Civil rights violations can take many forms, including:

  1. Discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or other factors
  2. Police misconduct, including excessive force and false arrests
  3. Denial of basic human rights, such as access to healthcare or education
  4. Violations of free speech or assembly rights
  5. Violations of voting rights

If you have experienced any of these or other civil rights violations, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney.

How Can a Civil Rights Attorney Help?

An experienced civil rights attorney can help you with the following:

  1. Investigating the incident and gathering evidence
  2. Filing a lawsuit against the individual or organization responsible for the violation
  3. Representing you in court or negotiating a settlement
  4. Advocating for your rights and seeking compensation for damages

At COHEN|HARRIS, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the civil rights of individuals who have been victimized by discrimination or other civil rights violations. We understand the complex legal issues involved in civil rights lawsuits and are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.

Civil rights violations are a serious issue that can have a significant impact on the victim’s life. If you have experienced a civil rights violation, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney. The law firm of COHEN|HARRIS is committed to fighting for justice and protecting the rights of individuals who have been victimized by civil rights violations. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you seek compensation and justice.