Every year, overzealous or frightened police officers and prison guards overstep their bounds and injure people while using excessive force in making an arrest or subduing an individual. In addition, injuries from police dogs and tasering continue to rise in communities across the nation. Police brutality is a violation of civil rights. In addition, many detainees or prisoners die every year in jails or prisons by the jail's or prison's failure to provide adequate medical care or due to lack of emergency care when a prisoner becomes sick or injured. This is also a violation of civil rights. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your specific situation.
Police brutality can come in many forms, including:
Injuries from police dogs
Night stick injuries
Gunshot injuries, police action shootings
Injury from improper jail supervision
Deliberate indifference to medical needs
Police custody injuries, including positional asphyxia or restraint asphyxia
It is not uncommon for these actions to result in wrongful death. Faced with the loss of a loved one, it is crucial that you contact a skilled Indiana lawyer immediately. We can immediately begin developing your case strategy while submitting any necessary paperwork in a timely fashion.
We respect law enforcement agencies and know that police have a tough job to do. However, hurting people by using unnecessary excessive force during an arrest isn't what society pays officers to do. Our attorneys are on the front lines of stopping civil rights violations. If you have been injured by a police officer during an arrest or altercation, contact the Boughter Law Office to discuss your claim.
When hearing stories of police brutality or harassment from law enforcement officials, it is easy to cringe at the thought of such violent mistreatment. The unfortunate reality is this type of case is not uncommon. Though several news stories report of extreme violence, police harassment can take shape in many forms such as:
Illegally placing certain people under surveillance
Making racist or sexist remarks
Racial and ethnic profiling
Benjamin Van Zandt, 17, was tried and prosecuted as an adult after voices in his head told him to set fire to his neighbor’s house. No one was harmed—his neighbors were not home at the time of the fire—and Ben didn’t have any kind of criminal history, yet the teen who suffered from schizophrenia and psychotic depressive symptoms was sentenced to a maximum of 12 years in adult prison.
Ben served four years of his sentence, which ended in New…
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Will I be billed monthly for any costs?
No. At our discretion, we advance all costs during our representation of you and do not send monthly bills. At the end of our representation, all costs advanced will be clearly itemized for you so you know exactly where every dollar is going.
What’s meant by statute of limitations?
Statute of limitations refers to the need to file a lawsuit within a time limit. In Indiana, most injury cases, such as auto accidents or slip-and-fall claims, have a two-year statute of limitations, but not all. Some lawsuits, such as lawsuits against the government require a notice within a shorter period of time. The time begins to run when a cause of action accrues. A good example is someone negligently running into your car. The statute of limitation begins on the day of the accident. This issue can become more complicated, however. Sometimes, you have no way of knowing that you have a cause of action for years, such as discovering ill effects from taking a medication or being exposed to chemicals. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney and doctor if you suspect that you are having problems but don't know for sure if it relates to the negligence of another or an unreasonably dangerous product.
What am I entitled to recover after an accident?
You may be entitled to a number of different types of damages under Indiana law. Some of the more common types of damages in accident cases are: reasonable and necessary medical expenses, lost earnings, reduced earning capacity in the future, future medical expenses and prescriptions, pain and suffering, and permanent impairment.
Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
If the accident was my fault, can I still recover compensation?
Some states have no-fault insurance laws. This means that you may be able to make some recovery of economic damages from your own insurance company. In other states, if your fault is found to be over a certain level, it is more difficult to recover compensation. An attorney in your state can advise you on the rules in your area.
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