Civil Rights

Every person in the United States has absolute and unalienable civil rights, including the right to be free from harm. Under the Civil Rights Act, and other state and federal statutes, these harms extend to any kind of injury, abuse, or punishment, including verbal, mental, physical, or sexual abuse, perpetrated by police departments, prisons, schools, or any other government-related agency.

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Our civil rights are the most important rights we have as Americans. They are what set the United States apart from other countries. When our civil rights are violated, we must fight back to ensure that our rights are upheld and serious compensation is paid to give violators a reason to never do it again.

Larry Bendesky

Proven Experience

SMB is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals who have had their civil rights violated. The attorneys at SMB have decades of experience protecting the civil rights of individuals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and across the United States. In hundreds of cases, SMB has held public sector institutions, governmental entities, businesses, and individuals who violate the civil rights of others accountable for their actions. Our civil rights cases arise in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Prisoner death
  • Sexual abuse
  • Teacher abuse
  • Police brutality
  • Excessive force

Proven Results

SMB has secured high dollar settlements and verdicts in civil rights cases involving serious bodily injury or death.

If you believe someone violated your civil rights, it is important to speak with an attorney who understands this specialized and complex area of the law. SMB understands the complex legal issues in cases involving civil rights violations and works tenaciously to help our clients obtain all the compensation to which they are entitled, including damages for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income, and future earnings.

If you have been seriously injured—or a loved one has suffered serious bodily injury or death—due to a civil rights violation, SMB is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve.

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