Wrongful Death Attorneys Advocating For Victims Of Deadly Police Actions
In recent years, the American public has become acutely aware of the dangers posed by certain members of law enforcement and corrections officials. This problem has existed throughout America’s history but has been exposed thanks to the increasing availability of video recordings and the willingness of witnesses and victims to speak up. Sadly, too many of these encounters prove to be fatal.
If you’ve lost someone you love to police brutality or the actions or inactions of corrections officers, contact the dedicated civil rights attorneys at Ellwanger Henderson. We have decades of experience representing clients in wrongful death claims against police departments, jails and similar institutions.
Being A Voice For Those Who Were Silenced
Our firm represents the families of victims who died due to:
- Excessive force and police beatings
- Unjustified police shootings
- Denial or undue delay of medical care in prison
- Failure to protect inmates from other inmates
- Beatings and excessive force by corrections officers
- Failure to implement suicide watch protocols for an inmate with known suicidal tendencies
- Inhumane and dangerous living conditions in jail or prison (excessive heat, poor sanitation, etc.)
Death rates of Texas inmates in custody are much higher than most of us realize, and many of these deaths are the result of negligence or wrongdoing on the part of corrections staffers. Whether your loved one died during an interaction with police or while incarcerated, our dedicated team will fully investigate the case and will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault parties accountable.
Understand Your Options For Civil And Criminal Justice
In recent years, there have been numerous high-profile criminal convictions of police officers who killed suspects by using unjustified and deadly force. But such convictions are far from normal. Most often, officers face no criminal consequences or even workplace disciplinary actions.
Regardless of whether an officer or other law enforcement official faces criminal charges, you can pursue accountability and compensation in a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party’s employer. That’s where our firm comes in. Our practice is dedicated to fighting for civil rights, and we have a strong track record of success on behalf of clients whose rights have been violated by law enforcement.
Tell Us Your Story During A Free Consultation
Ellwanger Henderson has offices in Austin and Dallas, and we serve clients throughout Texas and nationwide. If you’ve lost someone you love to the negligence or misdeeds of police or corrections officers, we invite you to share your story with us and learn how we can help.