Police Shootings Lawyers
Chicago & DuPage County IL.
Police shootings have been rampant in our country in recent years and many have been completely unwarranted. Families that suffer from the consequences of police shootings should receive justice, and at the Dvorak Law Offices, LLC, we can fight for your civil rights. Police shootings are becoming very common in Chicago and in the suburbs. This speaks to an increased number of these tragedies, being regularly reported by the nightly news and newspapers, which violate the public’s trust in law enforcement. Wrongful police shootings always cause emotional trauma that impacts the victims and their loved ones. Wrongful shootings often cause permanent serious injury and deaths.
If you or a loved one falls victim, a police-shooting attorney should be called immediately. Due to legal statutes, you have an exceptionally short time to file a complaint, which could be as short as a few months with limited exceptions.
Representing Chicago Wrongful Police Shootings
No individual is above the law, not the least those men and women who are tasked with enforcing the law in order to provide public safety. If you or a loved one is wrongfully shot and wounded by a State Trooper, a County Sheriff’s Deputy or City Police Officer, you need a police shooting attorney to represent you in trial and to assure that you win proper, fair and just compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one. Being a law enforcement officer is a serious responsibility. It is not a job that is suitable for an individual who is prone to using violence to solve problems or gain control of a situation, and it is not a job for a person who harbors racial bias.
The law is clear in defining under what circumstances a law enforcement officer, or a private citizen, for that matter, can use deadly force. When we accept a case, our independent investigators and crime scene experts look at the shooting in order to determine whether it was justifiable or an excessive use of force so we can build a good case. They will interview witnesses, document the crime scene, protect potential witnesses from police intimidation and determine if a video of the incident exists.
Though a lawsuit against a law enforcement department may take years to resolve, it is still vital that you contact our office immediately so that we may begin our investigation early and build a strong case. We will vigorously represent you and your family at trial as well as advise you regarding your interactions with the press and the District Attorney’s office.
How Can We Put an End to Police Shootings
The answer is clear, police officers must be held legally accountable for their actions. If you have been a victim of a non-fatal police shooting, or if a member of your family has been killed by police, you owe it not only to yourself but to every member of society to ensure that those officers responsible for using excessive force answer for their actions in a court of law. At the forefront of the fight are civil rights lawyers at Dvorak Law Offices, LLC. We are committed to obtaining justice for victims and making police who shoot first and answer questions later.