What You Can Do When You're a Victim of Police Misconduct
South Bay & Los Angeles Police Misconduct Attorneys
Law enforcement officers have difficult jobs and high standards with which they must comply. Although the majority of officers perform job-related duties ethically and within the law, there are still incidents in which this is not the case.
Police misconduct may be addressed by both criminal and civil law, and for local, state, and federal officers, as well as law enforcement officers in jails or prisons. These laws protect all people in the United States by ensuring that their rights are upheld and that they are treated fairly by law enforcement officers.
If you believe that you or your loved one has been a victim of police misconduct, The Layfield Law Firm, APC is prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf. Call (310) 219-6518 for a FREE consultation.
Preparing Your Claim
Police misconduct can take many different forms. In any case, it is essential to remember a few crucial steps that will ensure that your claim is as strong as possible. A few important things to remember when pursuing a police misconduct lawsuit include:
Writing down any and all details about your situation while it is still fresh in your mind can help with your eventual claim. Victims and family members can also take pictures of the scene and collect contact information from any witnesses.
Record Expenses & Damages
Police misconduct lawsuits generally require victims and / or families to demonstrate that they have suffered losses as a result of police misconduct. Personal injury caused by excessive use of force, for example, can create physical setbacks and financial burdens. It is best to record any and all expenses and losses you incurred, including any physical, emotional, or financial damages.
Consult with an Experienced Attorney
The best and most important thing you can do after you or a loved one has been victimized by police misconduct is to consult with an experienced lawyer. At The Layfield Law Firm, our legal team has the experience to help you clearly understand your rights and your available legal options. Because we work cases on an individual basis, we can determine the best strategy for obtaining justice and compensation.
Our legal team represents clients throughout Southern California and the country. We are passionate about our clients, and have successfully recovered millions in compensation on their behalves. In one recent case (Rosales v. LAPD), Attorney Philip J. Layfield was able to secure a $975,000 police misconduct settlement for a client who had been seriously injured by the LAPD. Attorney Layfield was able to highlight officers' use of excessive force and their attempts to conceal evidence.
For more information about your case and how our firm can help you file a police misconduct lawsuit, contact The Layfield Law Firm today or complete a free online case evaluation form.