Fighting to Protect Your Rights After They Were Violated
Law enforcement officers take an oath to protect and serve. Sadly, some of the very people who are entrusted to protect us actually hurt us. When a law enforcement officer has exceeded their authority or a law enforcement agency has permitted an environment in which law enforcement officers act illegally, you need the assistance of a police misconduct attorney in Brooklyn who will fight to restore order.
Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law has over 30 years of representing injured New Yorkers. Our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn are not afraid to go up against law enforcement agencies that have failed to uphold their duties. We will fight to protect your rights. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Examples of Police Misconduct Claims
Law enforcement is just as responsible for following the law as private citizens. In fact, they have a heightened duty to uphold the law because of the trust society places in them to faithfully fulfill their services. Examples of police misconduct claims that can give rise to a personal injury claim include:
- Using excessive force, including physical abuse, dog bites, or shootings
- Police brutality
- Causing wrongful death
- Sexual assault and misconduct
- Unlawful arrest or false imprisonment
When a law enforcement officer or agency misuses their authority and injures you as a result, you should consult with a police misconduct attorney. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim, so do not delay.
Injuries You May Suffer Because of Police Misconduct
Police misconduct victims can suffer serious injuries due to police misconduct, including:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Law enforcement officers may beat suspects or otherwise cause traumatic head and brain injuries, which can cause symptoms, such as:
- Unconsciousness, stroke, or coma
- Memory loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of coordination
- Mood swings
- Profound confusion
- Difficulty with senses
Some of these symptoms can last a lifetime.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Beatings, unsecured suspects injured in vehicles, and other forms of police misconduct can result in spinal cord injuries since this area of the body may take on much of the trauma. Complications that can arise from spinal cord injuries can result in:
- Complete or partial paralysis
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Problems coordinating
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of sexual function
- Breathing difficulties
- Chronic pain
Spinal cord injuries can sometimes result in needing millions of dollars of medical treatment over the course of a lifetime.
Excessive force, sexual attacks, unlawfully restraining a suspect, or harshly handcuffing or shackling someone can cause painful broken bones. In some situations, these injuries may require surgery to heal.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Police attacks and misconduct can result in injuries to the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues.
Sometimes, the emotional scars last long after the physical ones fade. Being attacked or mistreated by law enforcement can lead to serious emotional trauma, which can result in PTSD, phobias, depression, anxiety, and other serious emotional injuries.
Contact Our Brooklyn Police Misconduct Attorneys for Your Free Case Review
If you were harmed because of police misconduct, reach out to our dedicated police misconduct lawyers in Brooklyn. At Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we believe in diligently protecting the rights of New York citizens. Contact us today for your free and confidential case review where you can learn more about how we can help.