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Excessive Force and Personal Injury

By De Castroverde Law Group  Nov. 3, 2010 11:24a

Las Vegas is known for being an active place with the constant hustle and bustle of tourists from all parts of the world visiting its fabulous entertainment venues. Many thousands of people tour through Las Vegas's famous casinos, restaurants, shops and hotels each year enjoying the variety of things that Vegas has to offer. When you have this many people, private security and police protection is necessary for not everyone is a law abiding citizen; some people just thrive on making trouble.

Police and security are the ones who constantly have to watch out for these troublemakers and sometimes they can over step their boundaries and use too much force when situations occur. Excessive force can be defined as an inappropriate amount of force being used when detaining someone or in handling a situation when it arises.

Mistakes Happen

Mistakes happen and when police or security are trying to restore peace to an area, they can misjudge the situation and use too much force on one or more people involved. This can result in unnecessary injury and in some cases, even death. Lack of proper security training and even boredom can also lead to the use of excessive force in private security and bring about lawsuits.

One of the more famous examples of excessive force used by police was the 1991 Rodney King incident that happened in California where police were caught on video tape using excessive force while beating Rodney with their batons which later led to rioting in many nearby cities.

Take Action

If you have been a victim of excessive force in the Las Vegas area, taking action and contacting a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer is in your best interests. At the De Castroverde Law Group, we are experienced, aggressive and competent personal injury attorneys who are familiar with handling "use of excessive force" cases. You may have been caught in the cross fire and wound up getting injured, but you still may be able to get compensation for those injuries and that is where our skills come in.

Those responsible should be held accountable for their carelessness and wrongful conduct. A lawsuit may have to be filed against the police department or casino/hotel that hired the security personnel. We can help build a defense strategy for you by reviewing police reports, interviewing any witnesses and evaluating physical evidence and any injuries you may have sustained. The money you may receive could directly impact your ability to recover.

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