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Hazing and Liability

Initiation rituals occur on college campuses of all sizes across America. The practice of initiating new members into an organization is an age old tradition; however, it is considered ‘hazing’ when new members are subjected to mentally or physically harmful induction activities. While sororities and fraternities are most notorious for hazing, it can occur in other social spheres, as well.

If you or your child has been subjected to harassment, abuse, or humiliation as part of an induction process, you may be eligible to receive compensation for emotional distress, and pain and suffering. To discuss your legal options, contact a Green Bay personal injury lawyer at the law office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® call 800-242-2874 to schedule a free initial consultation today.

Activities and Injury

Common activities that are considered hazing include:

  • Forcing initiates to binge drink or eat
  • Physically abusing initiates (slapping, hitting, punching, etc)
  • Verbally abusing initiates (telling them they’re too fat, worthless, or other demeaning things)
  • Forcing initiates to complete strenuous and potentially dangerous physical feats
  • Sexually exploiting initiates

Injuries resulting from hazing incidents are varied and numerous. Depending on the circumstances, an initiate may suffer from either physical or emotional injury to varying degrees of severity. In extreme cases, wrongful death can be the result, typically from excessive drinking.

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No one should have to sacrifice their integrity, safety, or life in order to be a part of a social organization. If you or someone you know has suffered emotional of physical damages because of hazing, contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.