California Civil Rights Lawyer
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California Civil Rights Attorney
Citizens of the United States have civil protections at the federal, state, and constitutional level. When these civil rights are violated, a victim may be able to collect compensation for their injuries. Many do not know that they could file a claim against the other party for denying them basic civil rights. You could seek compensation for rights you have been deprived of or suffered. Our California and Nevada civil rights lawyers can help you assert your rights and file a claim against the other party. We offer a free no risk consultation, where we could review your civil rights claim, and determine the amount of damages you could recover.
What are Civil Rights?
Civil rights are laws that protect individuals from discrimination, fraud, or abuse. Civil rights could have specific provisions depending on factors such as age, sex, ethnicity, or nationality. Civil rights should not be mixed up with civil liberties. Civil liberties refer to freedoms such as freedom of speech. Civil rights refer to the way in which others treat you. For example, if a private entity is discriminating against you, that falls under civil rights rather than civil liberties. The most important act associated with civil rights is the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act protected Americans from discrimination because of their race, religion, nationality, age, or sex. The Americans with Disabilities Act also protects disabled people from being discriminated against at work or when applying to housing.
Civil Rights Laws in California
It is important to note that other than federal civil rights, there are also several states that grant special civil rights. For example, California has rights that spell out gender orientation and provide protection from discrimination. It is important to hire an experienced civil rights attorney to pursue your claims for you. Civil rights could get a little complicated, especially when trying to figure out who the claim should be brought against. Our California civil rights attorneys will help you determine who the defendant could be, and what kind of damages you could potentially collect.
Examples of Civil Rights Discrimination
Our attorneys have decades of experience representing civil rights. Below are some common examples of civil rights discrimination:
- When the landlord rejects to rent out their home to someone due to their race
- What an employer refuses to hire someone because of their religion
- Physical harassment or verbal harassment due to gender
- Vandalizing property because of someone’s race
Civil Rights Statutes and Acts
Several federal laws deal with civil rights and discrimination, the most common include:
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Employment Act discrimination
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
Who Are the Plaintiffs in a Civil Rights Litigation?
The common misconception is that the plaintiffs could just be individuals, however we have represented community organizations and property owners who have been discriminated against and their civil rights have been limited.
We commonly deal with civil rights cases that involve violations of these types of rights.
What Are the Damages Involved in a Civil Rights Claim?
Each civil rights lawsuit differs from one another. Some may have severe injuries whereas other civil rights lawsuits may not allow monetary compensation. Civil Right lawsuits usually allow monetary damages for:
- Medical bills
- Emotional suffering
- Property damage
- Past lost income
- Future lost income
Our attorneys have represented client cases involving:
- Excessive physical force from police officers
- Excessive use of force from false arrest or imprisonment
- Harassment from any party due to disability, sex, age, national origin, color
- Workplace discrimination based on disability, sex, age, national origin, color
- Workplace safety and retaliation
- Being deprived of procedural due process (such as being fired from a government job or terminating a professional license)
- Prisoner (inmate) rights
- Unusually cruel punishment from the judicial system such as malicious prosecution
- Exploitation or bribery by a public official
- Violations of your personal and medical privacy (especially HIPAA violations during the COVID-19 pandemic)
- False imprisonment
- Infringement on the 1st, 4th, or 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution
Statute of Limitations in California
The statute of limitations is a legal theory that describes when someone could bring a claim against another party. Bringing the claim against the other party could potentially be dismissed if it is brought too late. The statute of limitations is specified under California code of civil procedure Section 335.1. The limits for each claim is stated under this statute. That is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney that is well-versed in California and Nevada statute of limitations. You should hire a civil rights attorney immediately after the incident in order to meet the statute of limitations deadline.
If you are the victim of civil rights discrimination, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We understand that it could be a traumatic experience, however, it is important to note that we are here on your side and will be able to handle your civil rights litigation claim. There are not that many law firms out there that handle civil rights litigation. We have offices located in every major city in California and Nevada, including Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
We work to help citizens stand up and protect their rights. We fight for others that are unable to fight for themselves. We have extensive experience representing police misconduct, employment discrimination, racial discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination
Civil rights abuses, etc. Our attorneys believe that people should be able to stand up and fight for their rights. They should have the ability to file a claim against another party to demand accountability in the situation.
We have fought against the civil rights violations of California citizens for years. If you or a loved one were injured because of a civil rights violation, give an experienced team of attorneys the chance to defend your rights. If you are unsure that the incident that has occurred to you falls under civil rights, contact our California personal injury lawyers today to determine if it falls under a civil rights claim. It is important to note that civil rights claims could get very complicated, especially when figuring out what type of statutes or acts have been violated. That’s why, during your consultation, it is very important to let the attorney know every single detail about your case. You should not have to deal with your claim on your own and have our Nevada civil rights attorneys fight aggressively for your rights.
All civil rights litigation claims are filed under the federal courts. Therefore, if you were to win a claim against the other party in federal court, the government must pay for your attorney fees.
Experienced Civil Rights Attorneys Are Just a Call Away
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay any of our attorneys upfront until your case has been settled, or you have won a judgment. Contact us today to schedule a free no risk obligation to discuss your possible civil rights claim.