De Castroverde Law Group Articles Excessive Force Can Lead to Unexpected Penalties

Excessive Force Can Lead to Unexpected Penalties

By De Castroverde Law Group  Jan. 10, 2011 4:30p

Most people would not argue with the fact that law enforcement and security guards have a tough job. Police have to put most of their attention on wrongdoers and the criminal elements in society whether it be responding to a call for domestic abuse because a woman is being beaten by her alcoholic husband or entering a home where some thug has just murdered someone in cold blood to steal from them.

Dealing with these types of incidents day in and day out can make one a bit jaded, but that is no excuse if excessive force is used when not called for. Sometimes police or private security can misestimate the amount of force needed to put order into an area and people get hurt. Head, back and neck injuries are not uncommon in cases of excessive force and even internal injuries can result.

Any one of these injuries can cost a person quite a bit of time and money to remedy and turn life upside down. Police and security personnel may find themselves as defendants in a law suit with heavy penalties when this occurs.

What to Do

When an officer or security person uses excessive force, serious injuries can come about and sometimes even death. If you are in the Las Vegas area and you have been a victim of excessive force, you need to contact a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer immediately. An attorney can help you file a lawsuit to get compensation for your injuries and possibly for any lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Don't let too much time elapse as valuable evidence may get lost or disappear altogether. There may have been witnesses present who can testify on your behalf if necessary.

At De Castroverde Law Group, we are Las Vegas personal injury lawyers who can help you. We treat our clients as if they were members of our family with a personal touch and provide aggressive and competent personal injury defense. When others act out of negligence or carelessness, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

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