Chicago Wrongful Death Attorney
Police Misconduct & Wrongful Death Claims
Have you lost a loved one in an act of police brutality or negligence? Was your loved one shot by police? Was your loved one killed because a police officer was engaged in a reckless police pursuit? Did your loved one die because a jail or prison official recklessly disregarded his or her serious medical need?
Bill Foutris, an experienced Chicago civil rights attorney, has been hired by many families to help them find out how their loved one died, and to get justice for them and their loved ones by exposing the police misconduct. Bill has decades of experience representing victims of police misconduct, and has helped the vast majority of the firm’s clients obtain a successful outcome.
No amount of money will ever replace your tragic loss, but by filing a civil lawsuit you could find out what really happened, receive financial compensation, and hold the police officer accountable for what he or she did.
Your Right to Compensation After a Police Brutality Death
Many of the deaths caused by police are the result of excessive force in apprehending or subduing a suspect who was allegedly resisting or attempting to flee, such as in cases of taser abuse or inappropriate use of choke-holds. As has recently become impossible to deny due to video evidence, there are many cases where someone died at the hands of a law enforcement officer that was acting maliciously, either with the intent to kill or to inflict injury. Such abuse of police authority and power is inexcusable, and police officers should not be allowed to get away with it. Bill Foutris, the founder of the firm, has successfully represented families of people that have died due to unlawful police behavior, and has helped them obtain compensation for the death of a loved one.
Consult a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Chicago
If your family has lost a loved one due to a police officer's wanton cruelty and disregard for human life, you should not hesitate to pursue justice and your rights to compensation. You may also file a claim against any other officers who were present, but whose failure to intervene allowed for the death of your family member. Additionally, you may be able to include a claim against superiors who were aware of the officer's history of violent behavior but did nothing to discipline or restrain him or her in order to prevent such a tragedy from happening.
Contact a Chicago wrongful death attorney to for a consultation about your rights and to determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit.