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Civil Rights

Civil Rights Violations

The United States Constitution guarantees every American citizen certain civil rights of personal liberty. These fundamental civil rights and liberties include the freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, procedural due process, and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures and cruel and unusual punishments. Additional protected civil rights may also flow from federal legislation, federal court decisions, state laws, and local government laws. However, unfair treatment of an individual does not necessarily involve a violation of civil rights, and particular circumstances must be present in order to bring a viable lawsuit for violation of civil rights. Important decisions related to your case can be complicated and may required close analysis -- including which laws apply to your situation, and who is actually responsible for any harm you suffered.

To protect your rights following injury or death resulting from what may be a civil rights violation, you should consult an experienced civil rights law firm.

This informational piece was prepared by Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" link on this web site.