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The term “civil rights” refers to protections you are guaranteed under state, federal, and constitutional law (some are listed below). In other words, it is illegal to violate your civil rights, such as by unlawfully discriminating based on your gender, race, or physical ability.
A civil rights violation may not constitute a criminal misdemeanor or felony. Nevertheless, there are consequences to such violations, not the least of which may be the restoration of rights and privileges being unlawfully denied and restitution for all damages suffered.
Common civil rights violations include:
Commonly cited laws that serve as the basis for protections include:
The subject of your civil rights violation claim (or lawsuit) depends on the specific context of your case. Commonly named parties include:
While damages can vary based on the nature of the case, there are some common damages that may be included below:
You should call a civil rights lawyer if you are even remotely concerned that your rights have been violated. There’s no risk to you to have what may be a short conversation to discuss your situation and your possible legal options. You may be provided with the next steps you can take to assert your rights and report individuals or organizations that stray from the letter of the law.
In situations where you have suffered damages, a criminal assault, or some impactful violation of your civil rights, a civil rights lawyer can provide invaluable contributions to your case. Navigating state, federal, and municipal law — and individualized policies and procedures by institution — can be extremely complicated. The opposing party is all but guaranteed to secure their own legal representation to protect their interests. You should do the same.
An attorney provides you with knowledge and resources to help you build the strongest case possible. They also act as your representative, helping you avoid certain situations that may be intense, traumatizing, or overwhelming. They can commit their time and their staff’s time to work on your case, gathering evidence, calculating the damages you have suffered, and doing everything possible to restore you to the position you were in before the violation took place.
In most situations, there’s a lot to gain and nothing to lose by securing the assistance of a civil rights attorney on a contingency basis. They can help you pursue your case and take steps you weren’t aware of in order to fight for your civil rights — while holding others accountable to the extent of the law.
If you are in need of an experienced personal injury or civil rights attorney, call The Fakhouri Firm Accident and Injury Lawyers at (312) 999-9990 or contact us online.
Robert S. Fakhouri has been named a Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2020 and an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star annually since 2019. Recently, he earned a spot on the 2023 Top 25 Motor Vehicle Attorneys list. Engage with him on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn for frank legal advice.