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Excessive Force Lawyers in North Carolina

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Police officers, despite what some of them may believe, do not have the right to treat you however they want. If you believe that you have been the victim of an officer of the law using excessive force, then you can rely on us to help you put things right.

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When an officer uses excessive force, it dehumanizes the victim – after all, you have no way of fighting back without then giving justification for further assault and increasing the charges that will be leveled against you. In addition, the injuries that can be sustained might be life-changing: there are infamous cases of individuals dying due to excessive force and many more where the victim has become disabled or disfigured.

Your medical bills, time away from work, and mental/emotional pain and suffering can quickly get out of control, and you should not be held liable for those costs when it is the fault of an overzealous, incompetent, or intrinsically violent officer of the law.

Even if your injuries are relatively minor, the fact is that the police need to be held accountable. You might have gotten off easy, but the next person that the officers involved deal with might not be so ‘lucky’.

Excessive force cases can happen in a range of situations:

  • Routine traffic stops
  • Arrests and detentions (both legitimate and wrongful)
  • Pursuits
  • Search and seizure events
  • Inside jail or prison

Unfortunately, a simple complaint to the police department is never sufficient – the only way to hold these perpetrators to account is to bring a lawsuit. If every victim of police brutality and excessive force is given a voice, then this all too common practice will be limited.

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