Hendler Flores Law represented the family of a decorated Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos while serving on a warship in Vietnam. He later died from mesothelioma, leaving his wife to provide for their 3 young daughters. Scott Hendler and co-counsel Michael Brickman negotiated several settlements with asbestos companies for the family, and also won a $13.8 million verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas, a company that made asbestos pipe covering for Navy vessels. The compensation recovered was more than enough to secure the financial future of the family.
Standing By You After A Violent Encounter with Police
If you or a family member is looking for a lawyer to represent you in a case involving police brutality in the Austin area, we’re here to help. We represent victims of police brutality and their families in cases involving police shootings and excessive use of force by police.
Police violence is a serious problem in the United States, and one that doesn’t affect all Americans equally. The rate of fatal shootings by police differs greatly based on ethnicity, highlighting a culture of racism in law enforcement. Between 2015 and October 2021, the rate of fatal police shootings was 37 for every million Black Americans and 28 for every million Hispanic Americans. In contrast, the rate for White Americans was significantly lower at 15 fatal police shootings per million white people (source Statista Research Department).
In recent years, there has been an increase in international awareness of police violence and police racism spurred on by several high-profile cases such as Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Tragically, despite the publicity surrounding these cases, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the protests that took place all over the world, there is still an upward trend in fatal police shootings in our country.
Legal Representation for Victims of Police Violence
Hendler Flores Law is committed to holding police officers accountable for unnecessary violence. Our firm represents several victims and their families in Austin in cases involving police brutality. We represent Brenda Ramos in her fight for justice for her son Mike Ramos, who was fatally shot by police in the back of the head through his car window. Our firm also represents several victims of police violence who were injured at a Black Lives Matter rally in Austin in the summer of 2020.
Giving You a Voice
Was someone you love killed by police in the Austin area? Were you severely injured by police officers while participating in a peaceful protest that turned violent? If so, the attorneys at Hendler Flores Law can help. Our lawyers care deeply about victims of police brutality. We act intentionally to hold law enforcement officers accountable for their actions that resulted in your injuries or your loss. We care about your story and want to help you tell it. You deserve justice.
Setting a High Standard for Client Care
At HFL, every client matters. We take the time to get to know you, the details of your case, and the impact of your injury or loss on your life and your family. As your legal representatives, we are committed to understanding what you hope to get out of the legal process. Our goal is to come up with a legal strategy that is customized based on your needs.
You likely want compensation for your injuries or loss. You probably want the police officers punished for their crimes. You also might want to help prevent this type of tragedy from happening to other families. Whatever the most important issues are for you, we will take the time to listen to your wishes, and then we will work tirelessly to represent you and your family.
Police brutality cases are complicated, and our lawyers will take the time to help you understand your legal rights in simple terms. We will explain the differences between civil cases and criminal cases, and help you understand the complex challenge of officer qualified immunity (a legal precedent that protects police officers from being held personally responsible for their actions).
Your Story Matters. Find Out About Your Legal Options Today.
If you or someone you know was the victim of police brutality, contact HFL today to learn about your legal rights. Our trial lawyers have decades of experience in complex personal injury cases. There is no cost or obligation.