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Boston Police Brutality and Misconduct Lawyer

Citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, put their trust in law enforcement officers like the police each day to protect them and uphold the laws to keep the city safe. Unfortunately, the individuals entrusted with the job of protecting and serving the people of Boston are not always the law-abiding citizens they should be. Police brutality and misconduct is an ever-growing issue within the United States, leaving victims with serious physical and emotional trauma in the aftermath of these incidents. If you were an innocent victim of police brutality or misconduct in Boston, you deserve justice for your unimaginable losses. One of our trusted police brutality and misconduct lawyers can assist you in filing a civil lawsuit to help you get the compensation you are owed.

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of Boston police brutality and misconduct lawyers understands the emotional trauma many victims may experience as it relates to their specific cases. That is why we are passionate about providing the personalized care our clients need as we help them get justice for what happened to them. Our trusted lawyers have more than 45 years of experience helping clients in Boston. Call 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form to request a free consultation today.

Legal Options for Victims of Police Brutality and Misconduct in Boston

In general, the majority of police brutality and misconduct cases in Boston involve the violation of a person’s constitutional rights by a police officer. These cases often involve excessive force during an arrest and generally result in abuse that can include the physical injuries, mental anguish, and death in extreme cases. In addition to the emotional and physical injuries and losses suffered by the victim, these violations taint the public’s trust in the criminal justice system and the authority given to Boston’s police force.

For a victim to pursue a claim for the violation of their constitutional rights as it relates to police brutality or misconduct, the claim must be brought as a civil action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, or Section 1983 claims. This will permit the victim to file a civil lawsuit against law enforcement officials who have acted in misconduct in order to do any of the following:

  • Deprive another person of their constitutional rights
  • Deprive another person of other rights protected under federal law

Various types of claims fall under Section 1983 and can include excessive force cases or refusing to provide proper medical care to a person in police custody. To get help understanding your next steps as you pursue justice for your losses, contact one of our Boston police brutality and misconduct attorneys today.

Co-managing partner, J. Tucker Merrigan, has been with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for more than ten years and has received honors for helping clients get the compensation they deserve with awards including the following: Top 40 Under 40 for National Trial Lawyers, 2023 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice, and more. Co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan has received honors for helping his clients in Massachusetts including 2018 Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers, 2018 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2019-2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and more.

Damages You May Be Eligible for After a Boston Police Brutality and Misconduct Case

While our team of trusted personal injury lawyers understand that no amount of money can ever make up for the incredibly difficult reality of having to heal from emotional and physical trauma after being the victim of police brutality and misconduct, you still deserve justice and to be compensated for the losses you may have suffered. The damages you may be eligible to collect after filing a civil lawsuit in Boston, Massachusetts, include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

For help calculating how much you may be owed for your case, contact one of our Boston police brutality and misconduct lawyers for help today.

Speak With a Boston Police Brutality and Misconduct Lawyer Today

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of Boston lawyers understands the feelings of betrayal that suffering from police brutality and misconduct can stir up. After all, police are supposed to protect citizens, not cause them harm. Our legal team has more than 100 years of combined experience helping clients who have been victims in Boston, Massachusetts. Our experienced legal team will fight for the compensation you deserve, ensuring your legal rights are protected throughout every step as you fight for justice.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Boston police brutality and misconduct attorneys, call us at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form.

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Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have been recognized and honored by several of the top legal associations, including SuperLawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers.

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