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Police Brutality Demands Strong Response – Contact New York Attorney Reiter

Manhattan police brutality attorneys at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC fight for injury victims’ rights

Police officers are supposed to protect the community and keep people safe from harm and violence. But what happens when police officers are the cause of harm or violence?  When police officers overstep their bounds and abuse their duty to protect, they must be held accountable for their actions.

If you or a loved one is a victim of police brutality, contact New York personal injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter right away. You only have 90 days from the date of the incident to file a claim. Attorney Reiter can review your case and help you seek justice under the law.

Our aggressive New York police brutality lawyers know what is needed to win cases – and we have the settlements and verdicts to prove it. Located in Manhattan and serving victims of police brutality throughout New York, attorney Reiter and his talented team of attorneys carefully investigate every report of police brutality and work tirelessly to build strong legal cases.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the federal and state civil rights laws created to protect the public from unjustifiable police brutality and violence.  A police officer who violates these rights by harming or injuring a person without justifiable cause can be sued for physical, emotional and psychological damages.

What types of police brutality cases does New York attorney Reiter handle?

When police use unwarranted excessive force or violence against a citizen, it is referred to as police brutality. Police officers are only supposed to use force when absolutely necessary. Even when the situation requires force they are instructed to only use as much force as is needed to get the situation under control.

While police brutality can happen to anymore, unfortunately the majority of police brutality victims tend to be minorities and people in low-income areas. Police brutality and misconduct can manifest in many different ways.  Some of the most common forms of police brutality are:

  • Excessive force
  • Prison injuries
  • Unlawful arrest
  • False imprisonment
  • Beatings
  • Battery
  • Physical assault
  • Shootings
  • Rape
  • Threats
  • Harassment
  • Racial profiling
  • Injures that occur while in custody
  • Unlawful search and seizure

Why should I hire New York personal injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

Quite simply, attorney Reiter consistently wins police brutality cases. Some of attorney Reiter’s more substantial police brutality cases include:

  • $750,000 verdict for victim of police brutality – Our client was backing into a parking space when a car operated by taxi inspectors tried to enter the same space, causing a minor accident.  The police were called, and they improperly arrested our client.  When he protested, they administered a severe beating, causing him to sustain a severe concussion.  A jury in Queens County awarded the man $750,000. The verdict was subsequently reduced by the Court.
  • Substantial settlement for victim of police brutality – A Hispanic restaurant worker who spoke limited English was returning home to New Jersey through Port Authority Bus Terminal when he was falsely arrested by Port Authority Police for loitering.  When he protested, he was forced to drink water from a toilet. Mr. Reiter obtained a substantial settlement for our client.

If you have been victimized by police brutality, New York civil rights attorney Jonathan C. Reiter can help you file a lawsuit against the New York Police Department to recover compensation for your losses, which may include lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages related to your physical and psychological injuries.

Face the unknown with confidence. Contact us. We help make things right.

Knowing what to do after a police brutality incident can be overwhelming. You don’t have to challenge powerful institutions on your own. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. Our aggressive attorneys have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injury victims.

Every police brutality claim presents its own unique challenges. Understanding the state and federal laws governing your case can be confusing. But you can rely on a law firm that knows how to hold police officers accountable. Victims in New York City and across the state choose us to protect their rights.

Face the unknown with confidence. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re ready and eager to work with you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, today.

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A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.