§ 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:
The reason that man is being assaulted by the police is because of what he has in his hand. He’s holding a professional grade video camera. Since the Rodney King beating was caught on an amateur video camera, American police officers have known video cameras are their worst enemy. They will do anything they can to stop you from legally videotaping how they handle their responsibility to serve and protect you…Everything those cops did this weekend to those protesters they’ve done to someone else when no video camera was rolling. Sept. 26, 2011.
This weekend a few troublemakers turned a peaceful protest against Wall Street greed into a violent burst of chaos. The troublemakers carried pepper spray and guns and were wearing badges. Sept. 27, 2011.
Worse yet, these violent or poorly-trained officers often engage in post-incident conspiracy or deception to cover-up their unconstitutional acts and transgressions. We at the Laux Law Group have seen these actions firsthand. These officers are the focus of the Laux Law Group.
Mike Laux has experience in wrongful death police misconduct cases and § 1983 civil rights excessive force cases in state and federal court. He has brought police misconduct cases against all kinds of law enforcement officers and municipal officials inside and outside of Illinois. Whether you or someone you love has been a victim of violence or recklessness committed by local police, a county sheriff’s office or state troopers – no matter where you live – the Laux Law Group will fight to get you and your family the justice that you deserve.
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.