Civil Rights

Not all personal injury cases involve lasting physical damage. Some injuries involve damage to a person’s civil rights as a result of excessive force or a violation such as false imprisonment or illegal search and seizure.

If you believe your personal civil rights have been violated, it is crucial to speak to an experienced attorney about your options for pursuing a claim. The attorneys at O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, in New York City can help you identify whether you have a claim and then pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for what you have been through.

Excessive Use Of Force

These cases are based on federal and New York laws that govern the conduct of law enforcement agents, who are only permitted to use reasonable force. When they cross the line physically or verbally, the victim can seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Illegal Searches And Seizures

There are specific rules in place that govern searches and the seizure of property. When these procedures are not followed, it is illegal to seize property. If your property has been illegally searched and/or your assets have been taken, we can make things right.

Our Lawyers Are Proven Advocates For Civil Rights

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to use of excessive force, illegal search and seizure, or another violation of civil rights, we can take action to assert your constitutional rights and get you financial compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation. If you cannot come to our Manhattan office, we will go to you.