Civil Rights

Atlanta Civil Rights Attorney

If the government has violated your constitutional rights, you need an experienced litigation attorney on your side. The United States Georgia Constitution guarantees your most significant civil rights and liberties.

Section 1983 Claim

The most important federal law you can use to protect your constitutional rights against government misconduct is 42 USC Section 1983. Section 1983 gives private citizens the right to sue the government and its employees for constitutional violations.

A common example of a Section 1983 claim is a lawsuit involving police brutality or excessive force.

The most common Section 1983 cases we handle include:

  • Excessive force claims against law enforcement officers who engage in police brutality or unreasonably use deadly force
  • False arrest claims against law enforcement officers who abuse their arrest and detention powers
  • Sexual abuse claims against government officials who use their position of authority to commit sexual assaults

If your constitutional rights have been violated, you may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation. Depending on the facts of your case, our office can help you recover money for any of the following:

  • General damages to compensate you for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Special damages to compensate you for past and future lost wages, medical bills, and other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Punitive damages to punish government officials who act with malice or reckless indifference to your federally protected rights

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