§ 1983/Police Misconduct Cases
We at the Laux Law Group believe that the vast majority of those working in law enforcement in the United States are dedicated, honorable men and women who work incredibly hard to secure our neighborhoods, fight crime and keep us safe. However, there has always been an element within the law enforcement community – by some estimates quite large – that exceeds the appropriate levels of force and disregards the confines of the U.S. Constitution. Most recently, during the week of September 26, 2011, on his MSNBC show, The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell did an investigative series on the prevalence of “unprovoked police brutality.” Describing a video clip on his show in which an officer inexplicably beats an unarmed protest bystander, he stated:
Merriam-Webster defines “personal injury” as: 1) an injury affecting one’s physical and mental person as contrasted with one causing damage to one’s property; 2) an injury giving rising to a personal action at law. Thus, it is not only physical injuries that are compensable at law.
Mike Laux has extensive experience litigating catastrophic personal injury cases of all kinds. From 2002 to 2005, he largely represented hospitals and physicians accused of medical malpractice. However, he also has defended owners of restaurants in premises liability lawsuits as well as automobile drivers and commercial truck drivers sued for negligence. Mike learned much from his days defending civil lawsuits but truly found his niche when he began working for Johnnie Cochran and The Cochran Firm.
As a plaintiff’s attorney, Mike has had great success, earning more than $8 million in verdicts and settlements. He has represented victims of medical malpractice, nursing home neglect/abuse and families who have lost loved ones in a variety of unfortunate circumstances. The commonality shared by all of these different types of personal injury cases is that well-funded insurance companies – equipped with a team of lawyers –deny the allegations of the lawsuits and strenuously fight the injured party every step of the way. We at the Laux Law Group have the experience, skill, resources and tenacity to take on these insurance companies and fight for you to get the justice you deserve.