Recent news segments feature far too many stories of young lives senselessly extinguished or irreparably changed. Fraternity hazing practices at colleges and universities have become more public over the past few years, with tragic losses stemming from alcohol abuse or physical abuse occurring around the country.
Free Hazing Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or abused as a result of excessive hazing, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Over the years, hazing has been associated with over 50 deaths around the country. College fraternities and sororities and their initiation practices have resulted in physical and emotional injuries to young men and women. Hazing victims have reported paralysis, emotional disturbances, depression, and anxiety after being abused.
Rarely will organizations or people who are involved in a hazing incident admit that there was hazing. Frequently, there is even a coverup, a “Code of Silence” about the incident and the traditions of the organization. Often there is even an organized effort to protect not only the individuals involved, but also the organization. In fact, most fraternities and sororities have adopted rules that require their members and pledges to take an oath of secrecy and loyalty to the organization.
As a result of the Code of Silence, hazing incidents are complex cases that require extensive investigation. Although the police and school authorities may be of great assistance in investigating these types of cases, often the police and even the schools are not equipped or experienced in handling a complex hazing case. The only way to discover the truth and to get justice is to investigate the case with the help of an experienced attorney who is familiar with hazing cases.
Do I have a Hazing Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in hazing lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.