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Civil Rights

Experienced Civil Rights Lawyers

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Crystle-Allen Law, LLC represents clients whose civil rights have been violated. Civil rights violations still occur to this day, including at the hands of law enforcement, employers, and other large entities.

Our civil rights cases include:
  • Prison deaths
  • Excessive force
  • Police misconduct
We will sue on your behalf to recover monetary damages for injuries resulting from civil rights violations you have suffered at the hands of members of law enforcement such as false arrest, unlawful imprisonment, and excessive force. If you feel the government has violated your freedoms or that you have been a victim of police misconduct, contact us.

Contact us today at 717-393-0600, or email us. Se Habla Español.

FAQs


How Do I Choose the Right Civil Rights Attorney?

Choosing the right civil rights attorney is important for you to get the justice you deserve. There are several things you should look for in your civil rights lawyer. First, find a law firm committed to justice and defending your basic rights and freedoms. You want someone in your corner who is willing to fight for you and your rights. Experience in civil rights cases is important; you need to find someone who knows the complexities of civil rights laws, how they apply to your specific case, and how to recover all that is due to you.
 
At Crystle-Allen Law, LLC, our lawyers are experienced in fighting for the “little guy” in civil rights cases. Over the years, we’ve represented victims of police misconduct, excessive force, false arrest, unlawful imprisonment, and prison deaths. We will fight for you and your freedoms, and we will not stop until you recover all that is owed to you. If you have been a victim of a civil rights violation, contact us today at 717-393-0600 to get the experienced team on your side.

Is There a Fee to Consult With an Attorney About My Case?

No. At Crystle-Allen Law, LLC, we provide a free consultation. This can be done either by telephone or in person depending on the circumstances. We will review your case without any charge to you and advise you if we feel that we can represent you and pursue a case on your behalf. If we decide that there is a case and you wish to pursue it, we will then move forward on a contingency fee basis.

Past Results


Prison Wrongful Death / Suicide – $725,000 Settlement During Trial

Our clients were the parents of a 24-year-old man who committed suicide in prison. The young man had a history of substance abuse and threatened to commit suicide prior to his incarceration. The parents cooperated with police and assisted in arranging for his arrest in the hope that he would obtain help and be maintained in a safe environment.

Initially, prison staff placed the young man in a camera cell but failed to notice he was engaging in self-harmful behavior. Although briefly seen by a mental health counselor, no arrangements were made for him to be examined by a psychiatrist before he was released from the camera cell / suicide watch. Once released from suicide watch, corrections officers failed to make cell checks consistent with prison procedures, and the young man hung himself from the overhead vent with a bed sheet.

We filed suit in Federal Court on behalf of the estate of the young man against the involved prison staff, including corrections officers, a mental health counselor, and the medical director under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs. On the fifth day of trial after the presentation of our case, the defendants settled for $725,000.

Police Misconduct - Brain Injury $3.9 Million Settlement 3 Weeks Before Trial

We represented a mother of three who suffered a permanent brain injury in a motor vehicle accident involving a high-speed police chase. Our client, who was on her way to pick up her teenage son from a friend’s house, was struck in her vehicle as she pulled out from a stop sign into the path of a police car that was allegedly chasing a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour in a 25 miles-per-hour zone. We were able to prove that the officer was not operating his siren as he pursued the alleged violator in this residential area.

The matter was filed in Federal Court on behalf of the mother and her three children against the police officer and the municipality with which he was employed under a civil rights violation theory, including claims under the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and 42 U.S.C. 1983.

During his deposition, the police officer testified that he was actually pursuing a man who he believed had an illegal handgun, but the officer failed to explain why his initial report made no mention of this weapon. The insurance companies for the municipality and the police officer vigorously defended the case citing “qualified immunity” that is afforded police officers. Both defendants filed motions for summary judgment, but after argument, the court allowed the case to proceed against the police officer. Three weeks before trial was scheduled to begin in Federal Court, the insurance company for the defendants met with us and settled the case for $3.9 million. With that settlement, we were able to assist the family in arranging the necessary medical care for the victim as well as counseling for the children.
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