Every year there is a college hazing news story. In trying to fit in, students are left vulnerable to the barbaric practices that go on in fraternities and sororities.Often the colleges and universities turn a blind eye to the harassment, and physical and emotional abuse that leave victims scarred for life.
What is hazing?
Hazing is the humiliating, degrading, abusing or forcing of a harmful activity on someone joining a group. It is an all-too-common a tradition of college fraternities, sororities, clubs, music groups and sports teams.
Has your child or someone you know been the victim of hazing?
Hazing is a crime and should never be tolerated. Some signs to look for if you think your child or someone you know has been the victim of hazing:
- Visual signs of cutting, branding, labeling or shaving of parts of the body
- Not being able to sit down or soreness due to paddling
- Being required to carry certain items
- Wearing of none, little or embarrassing clothing
- Performing special tasks for the members and/or greeting them in a certain way
- Physical exhaustion from being forced to do certain activities
- Mental exhaustion, change in personality and/or withdrawal from normal activities
- Loss of voice due to having to yell
- Signs of sleep deprivation from being forced to participate in late-night sessions
Can you Sue for Injuries, Pain and Suffering from Hazing?
If a family member is assaulted or abused in any way—and hazing is abuse—you have the right to sue the responsible party. In these cases, there may be several parties you can sue—the fraternity, the school and individuals involved in the incident.
If your child was the victim of hazing, we can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve and the closure to help your child recover. Our experienced and compassionate lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for any medical bills, related expenses as well as pain and suffering.
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