Physical Abuse and Hazing Lawyer
Legal Assistance for Victims Nationwide
Physical abuse is a silent problem that affects college students and high
school students across the nation. Attorneys at
The Doan Law Firm are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured individuals who have
suffered physical abuse and emotional trauma at the hands of people who
aren’t true friends. Alcohol hazing and binge drinking are widely
publicized, but physical abuse can be more dangerous and often goes unreported
because young, vulnerable students are seeking acceptance and camaraderie,
so they don’t want to report the people they admire.
There are many degrees of physical abuse that stem from mean-spirited rituals
intended to punish, humiliate and subjugate incoming members. Experts
estimate that more than 1 million high school students experience
hazing each year. Just over half of all college students who participate in sports
or social groups have played a role in these rituals. However, only 5
percent of students report these incidents.
No one is immune from the acts of physical abuse that are inflicted by
sororities, fraternities, sports teams, marching bands and social groups
in colleges and high schools. Any of these acts can threaten the health
and safety of young students and lead to serious injuries or health. The
following list includes some of the most common forms of physical abuse
that our attorneys encounter in hazing cases.
- Body image abuse
- Consumption of food or liquid
- Emotional abuse
- Excessive calisthenics or exercise
- Exposure to the elements
- Forced nudity
- Physical beatings
- Sleep deprivation
Determining who is responsible is a critical part of proving a civil lawsuit
and recovering compensation for physical, monetary and
punitive damages. At The Doan Law Firm, we have a large staff of attorneys
and investigators who will examine all of the facts and determine who
contributed to the injuries. This may include fraternity or sorority members
who participated in the hazing and school officials who failed to enforce
university policies that protect students.
Anti-hazing laws and school policies aren’t enough to protect students
from hazing. Holding responsible parties accountable for their actions
is equally important. If you or a loved one was harmed by physical abuse
or hazing, you deserve compensation for the injuries and emotional trauma
that you will live with for years to come. Our experienced personal injury
attorneys handle hazing cases in all 50 states, and we will provide honest
advice and aggressive representation to you.
Call us at 800-863-9110 to speak to a knowledgeable professional. We offer
free, confidential consultations. You don’t have to pay anything
unless we win your case. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, so you
can call at a time that’s convenient for you.
Contact us today to see how we can help you!