What Is A Violation Of My Civil Rights?
Civil rights are provided under the federal and state Constitutions and under statutory law. Your civil rights can be violated in a number of ways, such as false arrest, police brutality, wrongful prosecution, age, race, sex, religion, handicap, pregnancy, marital status, or nation origin discrimination, unequal protection, and more.
What Can Be Done If My Civil Rights Have Been Violated?
Statutory and common law remedies are provided under federal and Florida law. These remedies may include injunctive relief and damages. And, you may recover your attorney’s fees, as well.
Who Can Be Held Liable In A Civil Rights Action Lawsuit?
Any person or entity may be held liable for most civil rights’ violations. For some, however, like false arrest of wrongful prosecution, the case must be brought against a state actor.
What Is The Compensation One Seeks When Suing Because Their Civil Rights Have Been Violated?
Damages that may be awarded are similar to the damages that may be awarded in a personal injury case. These include economic damages, like past and future medical expense, lost income, and loss of capacity to earn in the future. You may also be able to recovery non-economic damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life. In especially egregious cases, you may recover punitive damages, which are designed to punish a wrongdoer who intentionally harms someone or acts with gross negligence or carelessness.
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