Civil Rights Attorneys
By Meaghan Olson
If you have been physically or emotionally harmed as a result of an unlawful violation of your rights, a civil rights attorney may be a helpful resource in your search for justice.
Civil rights claims arise when someone has infringed on protected rights or discriminated against you in violation of the law. The two basic situations that give rise to civil rights claims are governmental action that violates constitutional protections, or a private individual or business has violated a civil rights statute like the one that prohibits racial discrimination.
The U.S. Constitution and some powerful federal statutes provide the basis for most civil rights claims, but many states also have similar statutes, and may even offer greater protections. For instance, some states extend civil rights protections to incidents based on sexual orientation.
If you have been the victim of a civil rights violation and suffered an injury or financial loss because of it, fill out the form below for a free case review with a local personal injury attorney.