Your civil rights are something residents of the United States should be able to enjoy without the worry of someone violating those rights. Unfortunately, you may have been the victim of discrimination, police violence, or other civil rights violations.
It’s important to act as soon as possible if you suspect you have a civil rights claim. But how do you know you have a claim? If you have any questions about the strength of your claim, reach out, and keep reading to learn more.
What Do Civil Rights Claims Cover?
You don’t need to be an expert in civil rights law to know if you have a strong discrimination claim. Even so, a lawyer can be a vital aid when you’re struggling to get answers.
If you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age, you may be able to prove your civil rights have been violated under the Constitution of the United States.
This type of discrimination can happen at work or in the community. For example, you may have been passed over for a job or even demoted. Otherwise, you may have experienced harassment because of your race, religion, sex, or other personal details. If you’re denied service because of your race or gender, lawyers can help you fight this illegal discrimination.
Civil rights claims encompass more than discrimination. You may have even suffered harassment or violence through false imprisonments, arrests, and police brutality. If you’ve suffered because your civil rights were violated in this way, you may have grounds for a claim.
Elements of a Civil Rights Claim
Evidence is a key element to a civil rights claim. This could be witnesses who saw or heard the incident in question or proof showing the accused party has a policy or practice of discriminating against certain groups of people which is illegal under the Constitution as it stands today.
You may also need to speak with your lawyer about the damages you’ve suffered. These damages may be repaid as part of your claim, helping you to get your life back on track after the suffering you experienced.
For example, you may have suffered fear and anxiety after an incident of police violence. That can impact your ability to enjoy everyday life. Likewise, physical injury can impact your quality of life.
You may also have missed out on potential earnings due to discrimination in the workplace. Your lawyer can calculate what your claim is worth and what damages you’re due when you take your civil rights claim to court.
Reach Out to an Attorney About Your Civil Rights Claim
Your civil rights should be protected. When something goes wrong and you face discrimination, harassment, and other forms of harm, you may have grounds for a strong civil rights claim.
The team at Fischer Redavid PLLC can help you build your claim and represent you in court. Let us fight for you. When you’re ready to speak with a lawyer, call (404) 800-6609 or fill out the following online contact form.