Providing Legal Options When Police Cause Injuries
In order for a police officer to be justified in using deadly force to apprehend a suspect, the officer must have probable cause to believe the suspect poses a significant threat to the officer or others. If someone is shot by police when there is no probable cause to believe that the suspect posed a serious threat, it is considered use of unjustified deadly force, and the injured person, or in the case of death, his or her family, is entitled to be compensated.
At the New York law firm of Sivin & Miller, LLP Attorneys at Law, we are experienced in representing victims and the families of victims of improper police shootings. We prepare meticulously for these cases and always stand ready to go to trial unless a fair and full pretrial settlement is offered.
Call us anytime of the day or night. It is critical to get to the scene of a police shooting as soon as possible before evidence is lost. We have a 24-hour return call policy and in most cases calls are returned much quicker than that. Call us any time of day, seven days a week, at 800-836-3152.
We Have The Ability To Handle Complex Claims
These are extremely complex cases that require a thorough knowledge of police procedure and highly skilled private investigators who uncover important facts that may not be in the police report. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide variety of civil rights abuse cases, including many involving unjustified police shootings.
When there is an unjustified police shooting, we go through a series of steps in order to build a strong case. Among other things, we use a team of expert investigators, including a ballistics specialist, a crime scene reconstructionist and, if there was a death, a pathologist, to determine crucial facts about the shooting. We speak with all witnesses ourselves rather than rely on police reports. We review all police reports on the incident to see if there are any inconsistencies or misstatements.
We Have A Successful Track Record In Police Misconduct Cases
Most cases are accepted on a contingency basis. We only collect a fee if we successfully recover a settlement for you.