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Los Angeles Federal and State Civil Rights Lawyers

Civil rights are human rights. Everyone deserves equal respect when it comes to the most basic human rights. When civil rights violations happen, the responsible parties must be held to account.

Were You The Victim of a Civil Rights Violation ?

In the United States everyone has equal rights and privileges that help guarantee their life, safety and freedom are not violated. But all too often, we hear and see civil rights violations occurring. At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we believe that those who hold a position of power should not be allowed to abuse that power. Our law firm handles both state and federal civil rights cases and advocates for our clients’ civil rights.

If you have been hurt because of an assault, homicide, mistreatment, neglect or discrimination, it is essential that you consult with an experienced civil rights attorney in Los Angeles.

Common civil rights violations are:

  • Police brutality
  • Excessive force
  • Prison abuse or neglect
  • Wrongful death by law enforcement
  • Sexual assault
  • School abuse and neglect
  • Mistreatment of children or the disabled
  • Foster care abuse and neglect


Because your fundamental human rights are at issue, we handle every civil rights case with personalized attention. We do this by digging into the facts and history of every violation and the aftermath of what you and your family have suffered. This begins with making sure your civil rights claim is filed within the appropriate deadlines. Litigation can be very stressful, and civil rights claims are particularly stressful because of the preconceived “positive” opinion everyone has of police officers, teachers, doctors, or politicians. We are civil rights lawyers who know how to deal with these issues and we make sure that we help our clients.

If you need help and want experienced Los Angeles civil rights lawyers on your side, contact Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys at (888) 779-1180 today for a free consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, personal injury is all we do. We handle a wide range of injury cases, including all types of motor vehicle accidents. For example, we represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and rideshare accidents. We also handle wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, dangerous and defective products, construction accidents, and many more injury cases.

"Damages" is the legal term for what you have lost in the accident. Damages generally fall into two main categories, economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include monetary or quantifiable losses you have incurred, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages. Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify because they are non-monetary losses. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Each state has its own time limit for filing a personal injury claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In California, Nevada, and Texas, most personal injury claims will fall under a two-year statute of limitations. That means you have two years from the date of the injury or death to file a lawsuit. However, there are certain exceptions to these deadlines. Consider discussing your unique situation with an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm. We can help you understand how the statute of limitations in your state may affect your potential claim.

Most personal injury lawyers, like us, work on a contingency fee basis. Working on contingency means that you pay nothing upfront for legal representation. Instead, you only pay if you win your case through a settlement or verdict. You and your lawyer will agree to an amount, usually a percentage. If your case succeeds, that amount will be deducted from the verdict or settlement. If your case is not successful, then you owe the lawyer nothing.