As Americans, we may have different opinions, beliefs, and points of view on a whole range of issues, but we all share the same fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These rights put limits on what the government, its employees, agents, and officers can do to individual citizens. Violation of civil rights can involve race, sex, religion, improper searches and seizures of property, denial of rights to free speech or counsel, or the deprivation or any other rights established by law.
Government civil rights abuses can also lead to physical injuries, such as in cases of police misconduct and brutality. Law enforcement officers have demanding jobs, and the overwhelming majority of them do those jobs with integrity and responsibility. But as we see all too often, officers can and do engage in acts which are manifestly improper. These acts of violence, abuse, and mistreatment can cause severe injuries, psychological trauma, and even death.
When an individual’s civil rights are violated, they should be able to hold the government responsible for its misconduct. At Wilk Law, we represent Pennsylvanians whose rights have been violated and who are trying to recover after such unwarranted and unjustified abuses of governmental power.
We represent both the injured individuals and the families of those who have suffered a wrongful death because of civil rights violations, seeking compensation and justice on their behalf. We bring our passion, experience, and advocacy skills to all civil rights claims, including those brought under 28 U.S.C. Section 1983. We handle cases involving:
Civil rights claims for injuries are more nuanced and complicated than other personal injury claims. The law grants broad immunity to governments and their agents for acts they take during the performance of their duties. If your rights have been abused, you need to make sure you retain a personal injury lawyer who understands these complexities and knows how to keep them from becoming impediments to the recovery of compensation.
The Wilk Law Firm is comprised of legal professionals exclusively focused on the representation of injured individuals and their families. We are fiercely committed to our clients, but we equally committed to ensuring that their rights are respected and that they are vindicated if those rights are violated.
If a police officer, law enforcement official, or other government representative has injured you or violated your civil rights, Wilk Law stands ready to help you. We know the challenges you face and the questions you have and will spare no effort to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your losses. Please contact us today at (855)-WinForU to arrange for your free initial consultation.
June 29, 2019
State and federal civil rights laws prohibit government entities and private parties from discriminating against people based on race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, or certain other characteristics. From sexual harassment to racial discrimination, civil rights violations can take many forms, but they all have one thing in common: […]
April 27, 2019
Workplaces are filled with potential hazards, which is why most businesses carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees in the event of unexpected injuries. It is extremely important for you to know your rights when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits. Your rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits begin […]
April 26, 2019
If you’ve been injured in a slip (or trip) and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is important to understand your legal rights. Accidents happen, and injuries are sometimes the result, but when the accident was caused by someone or something outside of your control, you may have options […]