A police officer hurt you by using more force than was necessary for the situation. Now, you deserve compensation. Before you decide whether to pursue a lawsuit, however, you want to know what kind of damages you can recover.
Police Brutality Damages
When you pursue legal action for your police brutality injuries, your lawyer will fight for your past and future:
- Healthcare costs. Medical expenses, including but not limited to hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors’ visits, medications, rehabilitation therapies, and mental health counseling should be part of your recovery.
- Lost income. Any money that you cannot earn because of your injuries should be part of your recovery. This does not include any money that you cannot earn because of your arrest or criminal sentencing. Instead, it is lost wages, benefits, or income from self-employment that you have already lost or that you will lose in the future because of your police brutality injuries.
- Pain and suffering. Your physical pain and emotional suffering may be significant after a police brutality incident. While money won’t end your pain and suffering, it is the only way the legal system has to value these types of injuries. Your attorney can explain how pain and suffering are valued and fight for your full and fair recovery of these damages.
Additionally, in some cases, you may be able to seek attorneys’ fees so that the government pays for your lawyer and punitive damages that are designed to punish the police for what happened.
Call the Law Firm With the Largest Police Brutality Settlement in Wisconsin History
Our lawyers are committed to holding police officers accountable when they use excessive force. In 2003, that happened to a man who would become our client. After a family dispute, a Milwaukee police officer used excessive force against our client, which resulted in our client becoming a quadriplegic. After refusing an initial settlement offer of $500,000 and obtaining all of the relevant evidence, our lawyers settled our client’s case for $3 million.
Not all police brutality cases are the same, and we can’t promise you the same recovery. However, we can promise you that if we take your case, we will work just as hard, we will pursue all evidence, and we will fight to get you all of the damages that you deserve. Call us or start a live chat with us now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.