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What is Federal Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1983?

Valuable advice from experienced Alabama police brutality attorneys who understand the law

Federal Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (also known as "Section 1983" and "Title 42, Section 1983") grants victims of police brutality, prison abuse and other civil rights violations the right to take legal action, including the right to file a lawsuit.

The federal law was enacted as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 primarily to protect victims of corrupt state and local government officials. Since then, the law has been revised many times. That's why it's critical you have an experienced Alabama civil rights lawyer on your side with a comprehensive understanding of the law. That's why you need to contact us.

What types of Section 1983 cases does Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, handle?

At Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, our Alabama attorneys have successfully handled many different types of cases involving violations of Federal Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Some of the most common cases we have successfully handled involve:

  • Police violation of constitutional rights
  • Police brutality
  • Excessive force by police
  • False arrest
  • Unlawful search and seizure by police
  • Wrongful death due to police brutality
  • Wrongful convictions
  • Prison abuse
  • Denial of medical attention by police

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Don't wait to find out what happens with your case. Take back control. Contact us today. A delay could affect your ability to be fairly compensated. That's why it's critical you schedule a free case evaluation with our law firm as soon as possible. Call 866-583-1885 right now. We work on a contingency fee basis when handling police brutality cases. This means you don't pay us any fees unless you win.

Many law firms talk about what they can do for people. We believe our case results speak volumes. In case after case, we consistently help injury victims get the compensation they deserve and the justice they demand. Expect more. Contact Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC.