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School and college campuses should be places where opportunities begin, not end. Unfortunately for some seriously injured students, their lives will never be the same after harmful incidents on campus. It is up to campus owners and faculty higher-ups to ensure the safety of students while they attend classes and/or live on campus. Failure to keep premises safe and free from hazards, resulting in a student accident, could be negligence. For help with a campus injury, contact the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs to schedule a free consultation with some of our best personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale.

Common Causes of Campus Injuries

Fort Lauderdale is home to great campuses, from Florida Atlantic University to Keiser University. Thousands of students come and go without incident – but others aren’t so lucky. Hazards can await students around every corner if the school doesn’t do its part to prevent accidents. A campus can be replete with risks, from poorly designed parking garages to faulty elevators. Our lawyers have helped local students seek financial compensation after a variety of on-campus incidents. These can include:

  • Acts of violence/criminal attacks
  • Bicycle accidents or pedestrian accidents
  • Campus hazing
  • Dorm building fires or floods
  • Escalator/elevator accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Overuse injuries
  • Parking lot or garage vehicle accidents
  • Sexual assault or harassment
  • Slips, trips, and falls on campus
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Swimming pool accidents

The entity in charge of maintaining the campus is responsible for the safety of its parking lots, walkways, classrooms, and dormitories. Property-related accidents could come down to the liability of this party for failing to keep the property free from defects. The same is true if the claimant’s harm came from a criminal attack. Security standards also fall under the authority of the agency in charge of campus safety. Even if a third party, such as another student, caused the harm, the school could be liable for failing to foresee and/or prevent the incident. For example, if campus hazing caused injury, the school should have taken measures to prevent hazing in the first place.

What to Do After a Campus Injury

Accidents and injuries on campus can color your entire college experience. Don’t let a negligent party or parties get away with causing or contributing to your recent injuries. You could be eligible to recover the costs of your medical bills, physical pain, emotional suffering, and lost opportunities if your injuries cause permanent disability. The best thing you can do to protect your rights after an incident on campus is to retain an attorney. The sooner you talk to a lawyer, the sooner you can learn your rights and take steps to protect them.

A good lawyer can work closely with you to identify your goals for your case. It might be to negotiate a fair settlement as quickly as possible or fight for the greatest amount possible – even if that means going to trial. David Fuchs and his associates can help you achieve your goals through one-on-one consultations, seamless communication, and hard-hitting litigation. We have everything you need to support an insurance claim or lawsuit against a school in Fort Lauderdale. Call (954) 568-3636 or contact our firm online to request a free consultation.