In the United States, you have inalienable rights, including the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So, when sheriff’s departments, police departments, jails, prisons, departments of social services, and other government entities trample those rights, you also have the right to fight for justice – and we can help. At White, Davis & White, we have the skills and experience needed to handle your civil rights case from start to finish. Our Anderson lawyers will fight for justice on your behalf and help you recoup your damages, so you can move forward after such a distressing incident occurs.
While living in the United States, you have many civil rights, including freedom of speech, the right to be free from unlawful arrest or prosecution, the right to bodily integrity, the right to be free from government conduct that shocks the conscience, the right to be free from excessive force, the right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures, and the right to due process. When these rights are violated, you may have a claim against the violator of your rights under the Civil Rights Act, specifically 42 USC Section 1983. Beyond that, you have the right to protection from discrimination if you’re part of a protected class.
Protected classes in the US include:
Any practices, policies, or even laws that discriminate against those classes effectively violate your civil rights. You can then ask the courts to make you whole again by compensating you for any damages that occurred as a result of those violations.
In recent years, many publicized civil rights cases center around incidents of police brutality and use of excessive force. But that’s not the only type of violations to occur.
Other civil rights violation types include:
Civil rights cases are oft-complex, demanding an in-depth understanding of the law to fully understand. So, if you even suspect that your rights have been violated, it makes sense to talk with a lawyer. You just have to schedule a free consultation to have a South Carolina attorney review your situation and determine if you potentially have a case.
We are proud to help those in areas throughout the following areas in South Carolina, including but not limited to:
If your South Carolina city is not listed above, please still reach out to our office, and we are also often hired by people in states other than South Carolina to pursue civil rights violations.
When your civil rights get violated, there’s often a sense of injustice that colors your everyday life. You may feel unsafe and always looking over your shoulder for another incident to occur. Any monetary losses incurred amplify those feelings, leaving you looking for a way to move forward.
Thankfully, with help from our Winnsboro, Bishopville, and Fairfax civil rights lawyers, you can stop feeling distressed and start working toward a resolution. Your lawyers will work hard to hold the responsible parties both morally and financially accountable for their violations.
In addition, by bringing your claims to light, it’s possible to prevent other people from getting their civil rights violated in the same way. You can then move forward with your life knowing that you did all you could to protect yourself and others.
If you’ve had your civil rights violated, it’s time to get help from a skilled and experienced attorney in Orangeburg, South Carolina. To do that, simply call 864-231-8090 to speak with our team and schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers will look over all the details of your situation to determine if you have a case. If so, they’ll help you gather evidence and present your case to the court, so you can fight for justice and compensation for all your losses.
$4 million jury verdict against South Carolina Department of Corrections for wrongfully incarcerating our client 67 days past his release date. The jury also found 15 “occurrences” under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act.
Lead WDW Lawyer on the Case: Kyle J. White
$1.95 million settlement in case in a civil rights and medical malpractice case in which out client’s relative was killed while housed in a government facility.
Lead WDW Lawyer on the Case: Kyle J. White
*Civil & criminal consultations are free, the charge for family court consultations varies by attorney.