How Much Is Your Civil Rights Case Worth?

Every civil lawsuit comes down to a monetary number. Some civil rights cases have very clear damages connected to them. But other constitutional harms can be harder to put a dollar value on. Figuring out how much your case is worth involves calculating:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Ongoing disability or lost earning capacity
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Humiliation
  • Reputation injuries
  • Other non-economic damages
  • Punitive damages in severe cases
  • Statutory damages included in specific civil rights laws
  • Attorney fees and costs included in specific civil rights laws

Some of these damages are easier to measure than others. We will discuss what your civil rights case may be worth in our initial consultation, to help you decide whether a lawsuit is your best choice.