College is a time for students to focus their studies, spread their wings a bit, and make memories with friends. Campus can feel like a safe bubble from the “real world,” but the reality is that hazards still exist in this environment.
Here are a few examples of common incidents leading to personal injuries on campus:
- Slip and fall accidents due to ice, wet conditions, or stairs lacking proper lighting
- Sport injuries
- Automobile accidents
- Pedestrian/bicyclist injuries at crosswalks
- Chemical burns
What seems like a simple accident can lead to major consequences. Missed time from classes and work, medical expenses, possible loss of scholarships (either because the student can’t maintain the required grade point average or due to no longer being able to play a sport for an athletic scholarship), and other repercussions can make life difficult for a student after an injury.
A brain or back injury could lead to years of medical expenses and recovery. If a personal injury occurs as a result of the college or university’s negligence, legal action may be necessary. An experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure the student receives compensation for injuries and losses. If the injury occurred because of another person or in another location, consult a personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a college campus, it’s important to take action quickly. Contact the experts at Schuerman Law today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.