If you were injured or your child was injured while on a college campus, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. At Cannon & Dunphy S.C. our Milwaukee college campus injury lawyers can guide you through the complex process of attempting to determine if someone may be held legally responsible. As accident lawyers with extensive experience, we aim to recover the maximum possible in compensation. The damages pursued will reflect the extent of the injuries: financial, physical and emotional.
A statistical study revealed a staggering rate of deaths occurring yearly our nation’s college campuses. This study, involving 157 four-year colleges, revealed that in just one year, a total of 254 deaths were reported, meaning that one student dies every day and a half. While unintentional injury was the leading cause of death, it is also a factor in thousands of campus injuries each year. Whether you or your child sustained serious injuries while attending Alverno College, Carroll University, Concordia University, Cardinal Stritch University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Technical College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), or other state college or private college in Wisconsin, you need legal representation as soon as possible.
The types of injuries sustained on a college campus include:
Many of the injuries sustained lead to long-term consequences. All colleges have student safety programs in place. However, these programs may not be sufficient to protect against an unexpected, possibly tragic event. Our Milwaukee college campus accident attorneys can help.
An injury that occurred on campus demands a full investigation into the facts surrounding the illness, injury (or loss of life). This investigation must be undertaken to determine whether a case against the college or university has merit. Colleges and universities have a duty of care in maintaining safe premises for students and visitors to the property. If the campus has not been properly maintained for the safety of students, visitors, and staff, injuries can occur. In cases in which negligence can be established, a claim or lawsuit can be filed against the college or university.
If a student has been physically or sexually assaulted, the legal case may revolve around negligent security. If a college or university has had several assaults on campus, whether physical, sexual, or both, and has not taken steps to keep students safe by adding security personnel, it may be possible to seek compensatory damages from the college or university. They may have breached their duty of care if broken gate or door locks were not fixed, or security personnel were not present in enough numbers to adequately patrol and protect people on campus.
“Damages” are the monetary compensation recovered or awarded in civil cases. In an injury case, the damages pursued will include both economic and non-economic damages, including:
Successfully pursuing these cases require high-level legal skills. Colleges and universities are usually represented by top defense lawyers. Our Wisconsin injury attorneys are zealous in protecting the rights of clients injured on campus property. Our professional resources include medical experts, financial experts, mental health professionals, and others to provide the supporting evidence necessary in order to pursue a successful injury case. We aim to recover the maximum compensation possible and help you avoid the risk of accepting a settlement far lower than could be achieved with the help of the experienced college campus injury lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., we protect the rights of injured students and their families and seek the maximum in compensation. With over $1 billion achieved over our years in practice, you can trust our litigation team to go the distance for you and your family. Call now; the consultation is free.