Arlington, TX asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas

Q: If a police officer pull a muscle in your arm doing arrest can you sue him and the police department

I was arrested and the police officer pull me arm hard and pull a muscle in my arms

3 Lawyer Answers

Grant St Julian III

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The question of excessive force depends on the circumstances. You may contact a personal injury attorney in your area if you wish to pursue a claim.

Victoria Collins

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No

Daniel John Christensen

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  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The short answer is, Yes, you can bring a claim. These claims are very difficult to prove, however, so you will need to be sure to have corroborating evidence to support your allegation. Additionally, these claims are very expensive to pursue, so your damages need to warrant a substantial recovery if you are going to find a lawyer willing to take your case. We handle police excessive force cases and am happy to discuss it with you. Please call us at 512-220-1800.

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