College is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity for growth and advancement. For many, the college years are the best years of their lives.
But it doesn’t always work out that way.
In the blur of socializing, partying, and drinking, tragedies can occur. Sexual assaults, injuries suffered during hazing, robberies, and other incidents can ruin young lives just as they’re getting started.
If you or a loved one has been hurt at school, you may have a claim against the perpetrators, the school, or even the state if a public college or university was partly at fault. If you believe you have been wronged at school, it’s important to have your situation evaluated by an attorney because many claims are not obvious. For example, your school may have failed to report crime statistics and warn of crimes under the Clery Act. Colleges and universities have certain duties and responsibilities under state law toward the students they educate.
Colleges and universities also have certain obligations toward students if they have accepted federal funds. For example, a school may have violated “Title IX” by reason of improper handling of issues involving gender and/or sex.
If you were assaulted on campus, please know that it is possible to heal, and it is possible to seek justice.
We have helped clients throughout North Carolina for over three decades. If you are wondering if you have a claim arising from incidents at school, or if you have any questions at all, please contact us for a free consultation at our offices in Durham and Charlotte by calling 919-240-4054.
While we understand that the time following an injury can be confusing and disruptive, we urge you to avoid delay in having your claim evaluated. If appropriate, it is important to complete medical examinations and investigations as close to the incident as possible, and legal deadlines can prevent you from filing a lawsuit if you wait too long.
Please call us at 919-240-4054 today, or contact us using this form, and we’ll help you figure things out.