Phoenix Hazing Injury Attorneys
Many people think hazing is just harmless fun. But there’s a dark side to hazing that leaves countless victims physically and emotionally battered every year. According to NBC News, 50 hazing related deaths have occurred at American universities since 2000.
No one should ever have to suffer degrading or destructive treatment at the hands of others. And it doesn’t matter if the victim voluntarily submits to hazing, it’s still illegal under Arizona Law.
People who commit hazing are often protected by large organizations and the insurance companies that represent them. If you or a loved one was harmed by hazing, you’ll want to have experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyers on your side who know how to take on powerful interests.
The Husband & Wife Law Team won’t back down from anybody. To learn more, call (602) 457-6222 today.
Hazing is intentionally committed behavior that takes place in a group setting, causing humiliation, discomfort, endangerment, physical harm, or mental stress. Hazing often involves harassment, intimidation, or violence.
Hazing is frequently associated with college fraternities, but it can happen in any type of group setting. It is illegal and inappropriate no matter where it occurs. Hazing may take place in these organizations:
- Sports teams
- The US military
- High schools
- Middle schools
People who defend hazing will often suggest that it’s a healthy activity and a normal part of the bonding process. But this couldn’t be farther from the truth, and there is no valid defense of hazing.
Some people argue that hazing is acceptable because it’s been going on for years. But there are all sorts of bad things people did in the past that we no longer do today.
Hazing involves morally degrading, unhealthy, violent, inhumane, and illegal treatment of others. Examples of hazing that have occurred at college fraternities and other types of organizations include:
- Whipping, beating, and paddling
- Verbal abuse
- Physical assault
- Exposure to the elements
- Sleep deprivation
- Forced separation from others
- Excessive fatigue
- Electric shocks
- Sexual abuse
- Sexually degrading behavior
- Publicly wearing humiliating clothes
- Forced calisthenics and other harsh physical activities
- Forced consumption of drugs and alcohol
- Forced consumption of dog food, foul-tasting food, and other disagreeable substances
When people don’t stand up to hazing and the damage it causes, the results can be devastating. But peer pressure and group psychology are powerful forces that are used to hide the true impact of hazing.
Hazing leaves emotional scars that may continue to traumatize victims for the rest of their lives. The physical and emotional effects of hazing include:
- Damaged self-esteem
- Social problems
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Wrongful death
Fraternities are often supported by influential alumni, politicians, and powerful national organizations. But Mark and Alexis Breyer of The Husband & Wife Law Team won’t shy away from big cases or intimidating adversaries.
Our Phoenix hazing injury lawyers will conduct a full investigation to find out what really happened. Then we will file a claim against anyone whose negligence contributed to your injuries. This may include college administrators and anyone else who tried to cover up an incident or prevent you from seeking justice.
Our firm has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. The independent rating agency Super Lawyers has recognized us for providing outstanding service, and our firm has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
Nobody should be able to harm you or your child and get away with it! Call (602) 457-6222 to schedule a FREE consultation with The Husband & Wife Law Team today.
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