While accidents involving negligence are commonly thought of as
"civil" claims, you also have the right to file a claim
for monetary and possibly punitive damages if your civil rights
have been violated.
A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege which if interfered with
by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil
rights are freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to vote,
freedom from involuntary servitude and the right to equality in
public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an
individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership
in a particular group or class. Laws have been enacted to prevent
discrimination based on a person's race, sex, religion, age, previous
condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin and,
in some instances, sexual preference.
There are two primary mechanisms for protecting citizens' civil rights:
(1) Statutes that make certain types of discrimination unlawful and authorize
government agencies to act to prohibit violations of the rights granted in the
(2) Statutes that allow individuals who have been harmed as a result of prohibited
discrimination to sue for money damages or injunctive relief if their civil
rights have been violated.
If you have suffered damages resulting from a civil rights violation, Calton
& Burns, Attorneys at Law, can assist you in both state and federal courts.
As attorneys, we help our clients establish the liability, evaluate and prove
the damages and collect the settlement or judgment.
As lawyers, we act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf of our clients.
We handle claims on a daily basis, ranging from personal injury
claims to civil rights claims. We handle claims from the start to
the finish, including a professional evaluation of the claim, meeting
the legal deadlines, all dealings with insurance adjusters and other
lawyers and taking care of a lot of the details that accompany any
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal
loss and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and
fall accidents and defective products.
If you or a loved one has suffered damages as a result of a civil rights violation, we will be glad to discuss your case
with you at no charge and with no obligation.
Why not give us a call!
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