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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.
Were you or your child injured on school grounds in Fort Lauderdale? Our Fort Lauderdale school injury attorneys can help! Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs to explore your rights as an accident victim.
We can help you with a campus-related auto accident, premises liability accident, criminal attack, or another type of claim in Florida. Let us investigate your recent incident, gather any available evidence, and start putting together a strong case for your right to financial compensation from the school and/or another party.
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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.
After a campus accident, know that you’re not alone. You aren’t the first and sadly won’t be the last to experience serious injuries while walking, biking, driving, or living on campus. Fort Lauderdale elementary schools, high schools, and colleges such as Broward, Keiser, and Nova Southeastern have all experienced legal actions for campus-related incidents that injured students. Some of the most common types of accidents include:
Collisions in parking lots, parking garages, or at intersections near campus can cause serious to fatal injuries. Common crash injuries include broken bones, burns, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. You may have a claim against the at-fault driver for negligence and/or the school for an unsafe roadway, parking lot, or crosswalk.
Campus slip and fall accidents, elevator/escalator accidents, animal attacks, hazardous substance exposure, fires, and food poisoning are all examples of unsafe property defects that could cause student and teacher injury. The school is responsible for keeping its grounds free from unreasonable risks of harm and could be liable for premises-related accidents and injuries.
A defective school appliance, classroom tool, a piece of furniture, structure, playground equipment, or other consumer product could result in injuries such as burns, lacerations, pinch injuries, head and brain injuries, spine injuries, traumatic amputations, and more. Victims might have personal injury claims against the manufacturer of the item in question.
If someone physically attacked, injured, robbed, assaulted, raped, or otherwise caused you harm while on the school campus in Fort Lauderdale, you may be able to seek justice from the perpetrator and the school. Negligent security is a type of premises liability claim that often arises from campus crimes.
Bullying at school can have severe consequences on the victim’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. It is a school’s responsibility to reasonably prevent bullying and dangers such as college hazing with systems, protocols, and proper supervision. Injured victims could potentially bring a claim against the school for negligence.
A school or campus can be full of risks, from poorly designed parking garages to faulty elevators or poorly maintained equipment. Our lawyers have helped local students and their parents seek financial compensation after a variety of incidents.
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 the injury, the school should have taken measures to prevent hazing in the first place.
Accidents and injuries on a school campus can be devastating. 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.
Regardless of the type of incident that led to your (or a loved one’s) injuries, talk to a lawyer from the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs. We might be able to help you file an insurance claim or civil lawsuit against the school, a property owner, a criminal, a product manufacturer, and/or another party. You might receive compensation for your past and future pain and suffering, medical bills, and more.
Call (954) 568-3636 or fill out our virtual contact form to speak with a campus accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale today.