How a Cleveland Police Brutality Attorney Can Help You
Police brutality cases, in many ways, can be left up to the interpretation of events. The legal team at The Cochran Firm Cleveland has experience guiding successful cases involving excessive force. Your case will be investigated to determine the circumstances around the force used by the police and the outcome.
Our police brutality attorneys in Cleveland will thoroughly research your case in order to accurately and aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve. From there, the courts will analyze many factors in order to decide your case. Generally, courts may look at the following factors when deciding on the overuse of police force case:
- The severity of the crime committed
- Whether the safety of the police officer or others was threatened
- If the individual was resisting arrest or trying to flee the scene
- If there were other alternatives available to the police officer
- Whether warnings were provided that could have prevented the altercation
You should know that, as with any personal injury claim, there is no guarantee that any case will succeed. However, working with one of our experienced Ohio police brutality attorneys will increase your case’s chance of success.
How to Report Police Brutality
If you’ve been a victim of police brutality, you should report it immediately, but you need evidence. Incidents can happen suddenly and in chaotic situations. However, chances are other people witnessed the event. As soon as you can, begin gathering all of the evidence possible.
Start by recording your own testimony of the event in as much detail as possible. Record the names of the officers, what they said to you, what they had you do and what they did.
Next, you should gather as much evidence as possible from those who witnessed the event. People who witnessed the incident may have taken pictures or video. Gather as many of these files as possible. When you talk with the witnesses, make sure to take down their contact information and ask them if they would be willing to testify in court.
If you were injured at all, you should go see your doctor. Make sure they know that your injuries were caused by an incident of police brutality. These medical records will provide strong evidence for your case and improve your chances for winning financial compensation. They will also help you organize and file a police complaint after you have gathered all of the necessary evidence.
Ohio Police Brutality Lawyers at The Cochran Firm
The attorneys at The Cochran Firm Cleveland have experience in representing clients in police brutality claims. If you have been wronged, injured, or have lost a loved one due to the overuse of power by law officials, give us a call. Our legal team will provide you with dedicated service and legal representation in the courts of Ohio.
Over 40 years ago, Johnnie L Cochran Jr. founded The Cochran Firm with the mission to defend individuals in their time of need and we continue that legacy in our practice today.
Additional Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our Cleveland police brutality lawyers are well-versed in several other areas of personal injury cases. Our Cleveland personal injury attorneys deal in cases such as motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, criminal defense, traumatic brain injuries, and premises liability. If you’ve experienced a personal injury from any one of these situations, call our office today for a FREE case evaluation.