This page serves as a reference to the topic of hazing and its relation to personal injury law. This information is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as "whole, complete or legal advice".
Hazing is often considered a ritual or test; hazing can include various forms of abuse, harassment and humiliations. Many social groups have used hazing as a form of initiation; sometimes requiring the person to perform meaningless tasks or causing what is considered violent, mental and degrading practices. Hazing occurs throughout the world; it has been notably seen in the media, occurring in the military, college campuses and even high schools.
Over the years hazing has been associated with over 50 deaths throughout the U.S. College fraternities and Sororities and their initiation practices have resulted in physical and emotional injuries to young men and women. Hazing victims have reported paralysis, emotional disturbances such as depression, anxiety for the ability to be accepted by their peers.
Generally speaking, a hazing lawyer is a lawyer who represents persons who have been the victim of a hazing incident. This could have occurred within the workplace (most commonly within the military) or an educational facility (such as a high school or college campus). A "hazing lawyer" who has experience with representing victims of hazing; understand the psychological damage that accompanies what the perpetrators consider a harmless prank.
Hazing & Legal Representation
Hazing victims who have been injured by the negligent act of others can be represented by a personal injury lawyer with experience in the laws surrounding hazing. If a civil suit is filed; the victim can seek compensatory damages for the injuries that resulted from the hazing; holding those responsible for their actions. Laws and statutes regarding hazing vary from state to state; it is important to talk to a lawyer experienced with hazing cases; to ensure your rights are protected.
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