Should you file a civil lawsuit for hazing in California? Has your son or daughter suffered injury, sexual harassment or assault or lost their life in an induction ceremony or hazing associated with any sorority or fraternity, college, university or any private or parochial school in California?
My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as a trial attorney in civil lawsuits I can tell you it is absolutely appropriate to file a civil lawsuit if your dependent is the victim of hazing.
Hazing is absolutely against the law here in California. Those who are responsible for causing any injury, loss of life or sexual assault and battery will face misdemeanor or felony criminal charges based upon the severity of the hazing and the impact it had upon the victim. The criminal charges associated with activities in a hazing case can result in prison time as well as substantial fines.
California law also specifies civil (financial) remedies in hazing cases. A civil lawsuit holds the offenders and associated entities and educational institutions financially accountable for what has happened. As a personal injury and civil litigation attorney I am not involved in the criminal portion of the hazing case. However, I have successfully sought and achieved successful verdicts and settlements in civil cases here in California for more than 40 years.
A civil lawsuit in a hazing case will hold the college, university, private, parochial or educational institution as well as any associated fraternity, sorority, athletic department or associated organization financially accountable for what has happened.
If your son or daughter has suffered injury or lost their life in a hazing related incident you should file a civil lawsuit for hazing in California. I invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.