POLICE SHOOTINGS MINNEAPOLIS, MN
The excessive use of deadly force by police violates the Constitution. The Minneapolis, MN attorneys at Magna Law Firm are experienced in litigating complex civil rights cases. When police shootings result in wrongful death or serious injuries, we do everything in our power to achieve justice for victims and their families.
YOUR MINNEAPOLIS, MN CIVIL RIGHT ATTORNEYS
At Magna Law Firm we understand that legal cases that involve police officers using a firearm are often different in many ways from other lawsuits. It is important to understand that the police possess considerable discretion as to when they are required to use force. Also, a police officer’s testimony in court often carries great weight with the public. When taking a case to trial, it takes particular legal skill and experience to contest the natural trust that a juror often has in favor of the police. This takes considerable familiarity and experience with the law.
In these types of cases, it is critical that you find a lawyer that has an extensive background in handling this type of case, and is knowledgeable about Minnesota law. You can find such lawyers at the Magna Law Firm.
If a police officer or the officer’s employer is found legally liable for an unjustified shooting, the question of possible monetary compensation comes with it. Proving these damages requires considerable effort and skill. Victims of a police shooting may receive compensatory damages for losses such as pain and suffering, lost earnings, and future medical expenses. If the police shooting caused death, loved ones of the deceased may receive wrongful death compensation. Also, in the case of death from a police shooting, if the officer acted with reckless disregard of the victim’s constitutional rights, he or she may also be liable for punitive damages.
Our attorneys at Magna law understand that each case is unique, and that each damage category should be evaluated for consideration. We also understand the importance of retaining expert witness on subjects such as past and future damages, physical injuries, and others that require the knowledge and experience of economic, accident, or medical experts.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAS BEEN HURT OR KILLED AS A RESULT OF A POLICE SHOOTING, CALL OUT TEAM AT MAGNA LAW FIRM TODAY AT (763) 438-3032.