The Culture of Fraternity Hazing
The Challenge of Holding Parties Responsible for Fraternity Hazing Injuries
An unprecedented event occurred in 2018. The parents of 17 young men killed
in fraternity hazing incidents came together to discuss what they can
do as a group to protect young people in the Greek system on university
campuses, and in other organizations, from brutal rituals that not only
take lives but injury scores of young people every year. The fraternity
hazing lawyer hotline at (800) 349-0000 can connect a person who desires
information about legal rights with a qualified, experienced attorney.
One of the challenging aspects of asserting a person’s legal rights
after a fraternity hazing injury is identifying and then holding all parties
who contributed to the incident responsible for their conduct and the
resulting injuries, damages, and losses. Indeed, the challenges associated
with obtaining justice by holding all parties who contributed to fraternity
hazing injuries underscores the vital need to retain the services of a
skilled, experienced fraternity hazing attorney, like a member of the
legal team from The Doan Law Firm.
The Reality of the Alleged Clampdown on Fraternity Hazing
Since the beginning of the 21st century, much ado has been made about clamping down on fraternity hazing.
The administrations of colleges and universities continue to pronounce
that they have taken or are taking major steps to bring fraternity hazing
to an end. National fraternity organizations routinely release statements
that they take a zero-tolerance approach to hazing by their chapters.
Lawmakers have enacted legislation that purportedly is designed to reign
in or stop hazing.
Despite all of this talk, and purported action, fraternity hazing continues
– and do so in grand fashion. Simply, many question whether the
so-called clampdown on fraternity hazing has done anything meaningful at all.
An alarming statistic is that since 2005, 77 young men have died in fraternity
hazing deaths. In addition, hundreds of young men were injured because
of fraternity hazing during this same time period, and oftentimes seriously so.
Holding Fraternity Hazing Injury Responsible Parties … Responsible
As mentioned a moment ago, a major challenge in the aftermath of a fraternity
hazing injury or fraternity hazing death is identifying and bringing all
responsible parties to justice. The stark reality is that a myriad of
different parties may have contributed legally in some manner to the conduct
or hazing that resulted in a pledge or another fraternity member (or even
someone else) sustaining hazing injuries or even being killed.
The stark reality is that only a truly seasoned, experienced fraternity
hazing attorney has the background, resources, and tenacity to bring all
responsible parties to justice. Examples of potentially responsible parties include:
- Fraternity chapter
- Individual members of fraternity chapter
- Fraternity chapter officers
- National fraternity organization
- College or university
- Bar, nightclub, tavern, or other establishment
It’s Not Just Fraternities: Sorority Hazing and Sports Hazing
Although fraternity hazing appears to be more commonplace, and certainly
garners the most media attention, other organizations and groups engage
in hazing rituals that cause injuries and death. This includes sorority
hazing, sports hazing, and hazing undertaken by other organizations on
the college and even the high school level. A notorious case involving
another type of organization was an insidious case of marching band hazing
that hit the headlines in recent times.
These types of hazing also present similar problems when it comes to bringing
all responsible parties to justice. You need a skilled, qualified personal
injury attorney to ensure that all parties that contributed to injuries,
including fatal injuries, are fully held responsible for sorority hazing,
sports hazing, and other types of harmful hazing incidents.
Schedule an Initial Consultation with a Fraternity Hazing Lawyer Today
You can schedule an appointment with an experienced fraternity hazing lawyer
right now by calling (800) 349-0000. The Doan Law Firm fraternity hazing
lawyer hotline is staffed around the clock, seven days a week, 52 weeks
a year. You can schedule an initial consultation and obtain a comprehensive
evaluation of your case at any time that is convenient for you.
We are a nationwide law firm, with offices located from coast-to-coast
across the United States. We can also arrange to meet you at your home
or another location that is convenient for you. An initial appointment
can be done via an online virtual consultation as well.
The Doan Law Firm Fraternity Hazing Lawyer Fee Guarantee
Our firm makes an unequivocal attorney fee guarantee to you. Our firm will
never charge an attorney fee in your case unless we obtain a favorable
settlement or judgment for you. Unless we win for you, you pay nothing.