Tulsa Civil Rights Attorneys
Civil Rights Violations in Oklahoma
The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights afford all Americans certain rights, protections, and privileges. These rights aren’t only limited to U.S. Citizens; lawful permanent residents, immigrants, and foreign nationals of all immigration statuses are also protected under the constitution. Among these rights and protections are the right to freedom of speech, freedom from discrimination, and the right to humane treatment by law enforcement and other government officers.
If you believe that your rights or the rights of your loved one may have been violated, know that you may be entitled to take legal action. All too often, civil rights violations lead to devastating injuries and deaths. This can, in turn, cause significant financial hardship, both for victims and their families. At Brewster & De Angelis, our Tulsa civil rights attorneys are committed to securing the justice you deserve, as well as the fair financial compensation you need to heal and move forward with your life.
On This Page:
- What is Considered a Civil Rights Violation?
- What to Do if You Believe Your Rights Have Been Violated
- Can You Be Financially Compensated?
A civil rights violation occurs any time a person’s rights or protections as outlined by state or federal law are violated by another person, entity, or government agency. When such violations lead to physical, emotional, and/or financial harm, the victim (or their surviving family members in cases involving wrongful death) has the right to take legal action against the liable party.
Some examples of common civil rights violations include:
- Excessive use of force
- Police brutality
- Wrongful incarceration
- False arrest
- Corrections officer misconduct
- Housing discrimination
- Employment discrimination
- Hate crimes
- Denying the right to vote
Often, people who are most likely to have their rights violated are also those with fewer resources to fight back. At Brewster & De Angelis, we proudly represent people from all walks of life who have suffered due to unjust and unlawful violations of their rights. Our goal is to level the playing field and stand up to even the most powerful of entities as we fight for the justice our clients deserve.
If you believe you are the victim of police brutality, wrongful arrest, or any other civil rights violation, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced attorney, like those at Brewster & De Angelis. While not impossible, it is extremely difficult to go up against powerful government agencies and other entities without the help of a knowledgeable and aggressive legal team. Your attorney can immediately step in and begin protecting your rights, gathering evidence in support of your claim, and communicating with the liable party on your behalf.
By fighting back against injustice, you send a message that the violation of peoples’ rights will not be tolerated. If an individual or entity has violated your civil rights, they are likely doing the same thing to others. Our Tulsa civil rights violations attorneys can help you stand up to those who take advantage of regular people and fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed.
If a police officer, law enforcement agency, or another entity violated your or your loved one’s civil rights, resulting in physical or financial harm, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Often, civil rights violations lead to catastrophic bodily injuries and death. Affected victims should not have to suffer the consequences of such conduct on their own.
With a civil rights violations claim or lawsuit, you can seek compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses related to your or your loved one’s injuries
- Funeral/burial costs associated with your loved one’s wrongful death
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and trauma
- Counseling and/or therapy costs for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other related mental health conditions
- Lost income or wages due to time taken off/away from work
- Lost earning ability associated with permanent disability or impairment related to your or your loved one’s injuries
- Loss of your deceased loved one’s love, companionship, support, guidance, and counsel
During a free and confidential consultation, our attorneys can review the specific details of your situation and determine which types of damages you may be entitled to receive. Although it is not possible to say exactly how much your case could be worth, our team is prepared to fight tirelessly to maximize your recovery.
Contact an Attorney at Our Firm Today
Since 1983, Brewster & De Angelis has been committed to standing up for the rights of people throughout Oklahoma. Our Tulsa civil rights lawyers are prepared to bring a wrongful death lawsuit involving police officer misconduct leading to the loss of your loved one’s life through the unnecessary use of force. If you believe you were wrongfully put in jail, or that you were arrested as a result of racial profiling or other forms of law enforcement misconduct, our trial attorneys are interested in hearing your story.
We aggressively defend our clients when they have experienced adverse effects, such as catastrophic injuries and financial losses, as a result of police misconduct. We fight to hold law enforcement agencies and other liable parties responsible for wrongful convictions, wrongful imprisonment, or other violations of our clients’ personal civil liberties.
Available & Responsive
The attorneys at Brewster & De Angelis are always available to provide you with updates and answer questions regarding your case. At the end of the day, we work for you and pride ourselves on being available regardless of the situation.
Focused On Your Best Interests
When going through a legal matter, things can seem scary and uncontrollable. Our team works to refine the legal process in order to ensure you not only understand exactly what is going on, but also that your goals and interests are taken into account with every decision.
Collaborative Legal Strategies
Unlike other law firms, we handle a small number of cases so that our team can focus on getting you results. When it is time to get ready for trial, you can be assured that our full team of litigators has convened to get you the best possible outcome.
Dedicated & Trusted Counsel
At Brewster & De Angelis we have the top litigators in Tulsa, Oklahoma and we have been serving our community for over forty years, giving us the tools and knowledge to aggressively and effectively handle your case.