Injuries on College Campuses
Helping the injured throughout Greater Lafayette
Personal injury accidents sometimes happen on college campuses. An accident can leave you with serious injuries and rising medical expenses. When the accident was caused by negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan can help you every step of the way.
There are many kinds of accidents that can happen on a college campus. Colleges and universities have a responsibility to keep their campuses safe. Poor lighting, neglecting maintenance or inadequate security measures can result in an accident or assault that leaves someone hurt.
If you are hurt in a personal injury accident on campus, there are steps you can take to protect your rights:
- Report your accident - Call campus police. They can file a report that documents what happened to you.
- Get medical attention - See a doctor even if you feel OK. You could be suffering from internal injuries. A doctor can also document your injuries.
- Contact a personal injury lawyer - Do this as soon as possible following your accident. A lawyer can go over your options for recovering compensation.
Experience gets results
Shortly after your accident, the college may make you an offer to settle your claim. But this offer may not cover all the damages you suffered as a result of your accident. And if you accept the offer, you might not be able to seek additional compensation in the future. That's why it's important to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer before accepting a settlement offer. Results matter - and so does your case.
We can help you take legal action against the college to seek the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. Private colleges and universities can be held responsible if we can prove their negligence led to your accident. Taking action against public colleges and universities is more complicated, but we can help you pursue all legal options.
Our law firm has been helping the injured in Greater Lafayette since 1913. We know the challenges and obstacles that can come up when seeking financial compensation. Our attorneys know how to overcome those challenges and obstacles to get justice. We focus on getting the best outcome possible in your case.
We're here for you
We can investigate your on-campus accident to find out what really happened. We review police reports and medical records and gather other evidence. We interview any witnesses to the accident. We may consult experts who can help us determine negligence. Our attorneys can build a strong case for the compensation you deserve.
Many times, the insurance company for the college is willing to negotiate a settlement. But we are only interested in a settlement that meets you needs. One that includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages if you couldn't work, and other damages such as pain and suffering. We will also be ready to fight for you court.
If you were hurt in an accident on a college campus, talk to a personal injury attorney. Contact Vaughan & Vaughan. Call 765-742-0056 for a free consultation.