Police Misconduct & Abuse

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Police officers have a duty to protect citizens. The law allows officers to use the requisite amount of force needed to diffuse a dangerous situation.  However, there are the rare circumstances where police officers use what is considered "excessive force," that can have bad or even tragic consequences.  When excessive force is used by a police officer, it is a violation of a person's civil rights.  Financial compensation may be available to the victim if substantial physical injury or death results.  

Lawsuits against police officers who use excessive force seek to obtain compensation for the victim, and also to ensure that police follow proper protocol in using force with the public. 

If you feel that you were the victim of unreasonable force at the hands of a police officer, you should consult with a qualified attorney to determine your rights

Settlements

Slip & Fall Accident

$325,000 Recovery. The client slipped and fell in an auto body shop after being directed to walk down a dark…

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Firm News

Sokol Law Firm retained to represent family in burial plot mix up

September 9, 2014

BEDFORD HEIGHTS — A local family is threatening to sue a cemetery after a burial plot mixup. The Hopkinses lost…

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Testimonials

Durecia H.

February 16, 2015

“Our family is eternally grateful to Roni Sokol for the time, patience and empathy in helping to settle the case…

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