While in Austin, TX for work I was wrongfully arrested by a peace officer who beat me up so badly that I was knocked out due to my head being repeatedly slammed off the pavement until I was unconscious When I came to, I asked to be brought to the hospital. The results of the CAT scan showed that I had a brain bleed and I was forced to stay the night in the hospital. They later issued a warrant for my arrest for attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer. The case was recently no billed by the grand jury after they reviewed the evidence (video, statements, etc). I now and for the foreseeable future suffer from vertigo, memory loss, , PTSD, and anxiety, not to mention financial issues, because he wrongfully attacked me. What should I do? Should I start with a police brutality lawyer?
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Yes--a civil rights attorney, who does police misconduct cases, would be a great place to start. Just don't waste time contacting one, since claims against public entities have a shortened statute of limitations (and require an administrative claim be filed first).
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Yes you may have a case. These types of cases do take a specialized lawyer who understands these types of issues, and time if of the essence, so please don’t delay.
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Of course. See one IMMEDIATELY. If you don't make an initial complaint within the proper time limit you may not be able to bring a suit ever. See a local civil rights attorney ASAP.
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