The law provides everyone in this country with rights and privileges that help guarantee their safety, freedom, and ability to live well. Unfortunately, these rights come under target from politicians, police departments, hate groups, and other organizations every day in the United States.
At the core of every case Ben Crump takes is the belief that you deserve justice, and this is most evident in his civil rights practice. Mr. Crump is a lawyer who dedicates a large part of his practice to taking pro bono and other civil rights cases that put your rights at center stage. If your rights have come under fire, Mr. Crump and his team are ready to fire back.
How Often Do Civil Rights Violations Occur?
Throughout the world, the United States is known for our commitment to civil rights. Despite this, we still have a long way to go. Sadly, despite so much progress being made, civil rights violations still occur far too often. To date, attorney Ben Crump has won more than 200 cases relating to police brutality alone, and he’s only just beginning (Rizzo, 2020).
No matter who you are, if you live in this country, you have the following civil rights:
- Freedom from discrimination if you are a member of a protected class
- Freedom of speech, religion, and assembly
- The right to procedural due process
- The right to petition the government
If you believe any of your inalienable rights have been violated, it’s time to call a civil rights lawyer. The only way to protect and uphold these rights we cherish is to make anyone who violates them liable for damages in a court of law.
What Does a Civil Right Lawyer Do?
A civil rights lawyer acts as an advocate for individuals whose rights have been violated, whether they are U.S. citizens or immigrants living in the country. They are experts in the liberties that are granted to individuals in our Constitution, and they can be involved in civil and criminal trials.
Some examples of civil rights violations include:
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Police brutality
- Wage violations
- The use of excessive force
- Sexual assault
- Hate crimes
- Violations of labor rights
- Cruel and unusual punishment
- Violations in seizures and searches
- Human trafficking
- Whistleblower cases
Mr. Crump has represented clients in many high-profile cases such as Trayvon Martin and George Floyd (Martinez, 2020). In addition to getting victims and their surviving family members compensation in a civil rights lawsuit settlement, Ben Crump also makes sure the defendants in these cases are held accountable so these violations will be less likely to occur in the future.
How Much Does a Civil Rights Lawyer Cost?
One reason many people do not fight for their civil rights in court is because they are afraid of the cost. You may assume taking a defendant to court is beyond your reach because you don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars to give to an attorney.
Money shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to upholding your rights, so Mr. Crump represents clients on a contingency basis. This means you won’t pay anything up front. Instead, your legal fees will come out of your settlement after you win. Ben Crump Law Firm, PLLC, receives one-third of each settlement (Rizzo, 2020).
Let Ben Crump Fight for Your Rights
When faced with a conflict in which your rights are infringed upon, seeking justice may seem difficult in the face of powerful organizations like police departments, educational institutions, and even the government. For Mr. Crump, this is injustice at its most potent, and it cannot stand.
A skilled and accomplished personal injury lawyer, Mr. Crump has also handled many high-profile civil rights cases, and he has the knowledge, skill, and experience to handle yours as well. All our attorneys are focused on achieving the best results for our clients, and it shows clearly from our track record. Some of the recent cases you may have seen in the news that Mr. Crump has represented as a civil rights lawyer include Michael Brown, Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor, Corey Jones, and Andre Hill.
Successful Civil Rights Case Settlements
Ben Crump knows what it takes to get results, and these cases are proof:
- $10+ million for the loved ones of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who was beaten to death shortly after arriving at a Florida boot camp
- $4.9 million for an African-American man who was wrongly accused of starting a fight in a nightclub and then paralyzed in a shocking act of police brutality
Mr. Crump can fight for you in the courtroom, working to protect your rights and try to bring justice and closure to those who have lost the most. Contact him today at 800-658-8448 for assistance with your civil rights violation claim.