Illinois College Campus Accident Lawyers for Injured Students
Attending or visiting a university, college or school must be a place where the student, faculty, visitors, and employees feel safe day and night.
Sadly, many innocent victims are injured on campus in a vehicle or scooter accident, or from sports injuries, slip and fall incidents, assault, and hazing.
In nearly every incident, the school is likely financially liable for the victim’s damages. However, filing a financial claim or lawsuit for an accident or injury that occurs on a college campus can be extremely challenging, based on circumstances.
If you or your child suffered severe injuries in an incident, accident, or event on campus, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888-424-5757) to discuss your legal options. Let our team of attorneys fight to protect your rights to hold all those responsible for your harm financially accountable.
Illinois Campus Accident Lawyers
Our law firm has years of experience in resolving campus accident and injury cases occurring at universities, colleges, and schools throughout Illinois.
We handle various financial claims and lawsuits on behalf of our clients and surviving family members that include:
- Premises liability
- Vehicle accident
- Scooter accident
- Slip and fall incidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Hazing injury or death
- Accidental drowning
- Food poisoning
- Sports-related injury
- Fires an electrical malfunction
- Sexual abuse
- On campus mugging
- On campus theft
- Wrongful death
The college is legally responsible for providing every student, employee, visitor, faculty member and others a safe environment while on campus. Keeping others sage means that every part of the school must be appropriately maintained.
Maintaining a safe environment requires eliminating poor lighting areas, uneven sidewalks, dirt and debris, potholes, broken handrails, slippery walkways, damage staircases and other hazards and dangerous areas on campus.
Any failure to provide proper maintenance that causes an accident with injuries or property damage is covered under Illinois premises liability laws.
Slip and Fall Injury
If you suffered an injury or damage to your personal property on campus, you have the legal right to file a premises liability claim against the school to obtain financial compensation to recover your losses.
The college is duty-bound to identify and repair any hazard that could cause an accident. Slipping on an icy sidewalk or wet floor could result in serious injuries including broken bones, bruises, and concussion.
Common claims involving premises liability on a college campus include:
- An injury that occurs from a broken railing or stairway
- Injuries from slipping on debris, trash, wet leaves or accumulated snow on sidewalks
- Broken bones caused by tripping on uneven surfaces, sidewalks and stairway landings
- Concussions and broken bones caused by snowy or icy walkways
- Injuries caused by malfunctioning elevators
- Electrocution or electrical shock caused by malfunctioning receptacles and exposed electrical cords
- Injuries from walking or bicycling into open potholes
- Head trauma caused by slippery surfaces in areas without proper warning signs
There are many ways that the student or faculty member can slip, trip or fall and cause severe injury while on campus.
Assault or Theft
Assault or theft occurring on campus might be the result of inadequate lighting or a lack of security in the parking areas, along walkways, or any portion of the school.
Your college may have insufficient emergency call boxes or a lack of security officers to provide immediate help to secure a dangerous environment. If you or your loved one has suffered injury caused by an assault, mugging, or theft, do not wait to act.
Contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888-424-5757) today to discuss legal options in a free consultation.
Sexual Assault and On-Campus Violence
In recent years, the prevalence of campus violence and sexual assault has become a serious national concern. Many campuses have yet to take responsibility for minimizing incident rates of violence and sexual assault and instead attempt to transfer blame for the attack on the victim.
Students, employees and faculty members face uncertainty every day while on campus and can quickly become the victim of a shooting massacre, robbery, mugging, battery, assault, rape, hazing injury, or other assault due to a lack of sufficient security precautions.
Some acts of violence and assault incidents occurring on the campus involve:
- Inadequate lighting that creates dark areas on campus
- Insufficient security cameras monitoring dark corridors and parking lots
- Scarce security personnel
- Malfunctioning windows and doors in dormitories
- Malfunctioning or nonexistent warning systems designed to notify the student, faculty, and employee of an ongoing or potential act of violence on campus
- Insufficient mental, psychological services, and health counselors on campus to identify emotionally disturbed students and employees
Accidents in Fraternities and Sororities
Any accident on campus that involves a car, truck, motorcycle, scooter, bicycle, or pedestrian can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Typically, students, visitors, and faculty members walking or riding the bike will be more severely injured than those operating the vehicle during a collision.
The university or college might be legally liable for any unsafe act of negligence or violent assault due to a dangerous condition. Our team of legal experts has represented students, faculty members, visitors and employees on college campuses through personal injury claims that arise from:
- Vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle injuries
- Fatal and traumatic injuries caused by physical violence or sexual assault
- Drunk driving incidents
- Passenger injuries
- Insufficient security
- Improper consent injury occurring to minors without parental/guarding consent
Public and Private Illinois Universities and Colleges
Below is just a partial list of the hundreds of public and private universities and colleges in Illinois.
- Aurora University
- Benedictine University
- Bradley University
- College of DuPage
- College of Lake County
- Chicago State University
- Concordia University Chicago
- DePaul University
- Dominican University
- Eastern Illinois University
- East-West University
- Erikson Institute
- Governors State University
- Greenville University
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Illinois State University
- Illinois Wesleyan University
- Judson University
- Lewis University
- Lincoln Christian University
- Lindenwood University-Belleville
- Loyola University Chicago
- Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
- McKendree University
- Midwestern University
- Millikin University
- National Louis University
- National University of Health Sciences
- North Park University
- Northeastern Illinois University
- Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Northern Illinois University
- Northwestern University
- Olivet Nazarene University
- Quincy University
- Robert Morris University
- Rockford University
- Roosevelt University
- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- Rush University
- Saint Xavier University
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Southern Illinois University Carbondale
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
- Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
- Trinity International University
- University of Chicago
- University of Illinois at Springfield
- University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
- University of Illinois System
- University of St. Francis
- Western Illinois University
Establishing Negligence in Accident Cases Against Colleges and Universities
Any student, faculty member, or employee suffering an injury while on campus caused by the negligence of others in providing safety and maintaining a secure environment has the legal right to seek financial compensation.
The victim can hold the school liable for damages, injuries, and losses caused by an incident, accident, or event occurring in a classroom, dining hall, dormitory, parking lot, common area, or any location on property that is owned or operated by the school.
Illinois law involving negligence and intentional acts of violence allows the victim to seek fair compensation for their damages.
Free Consultation With an Illinois College Campus Accident Lawyer
If you were a student, faculty member, visitor, or employee and were injured on campus, you have the legal right to seek monetary recovery for your and damages, loss, and injuries.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888-424-5757) specializes in all personal injury cases including college campus assault, accidents, and injuries. We seek to ensure that every client receives fair and just monetary recompense.
We accept all personal injury and wrongful death cases through contingency fee arrangements. This agreement means that payments of your legal fees are postponed until we have successfully won your case in a court judgment or negotiated an acceptable out of court judgment on your behalf.
Do you believe that you have suffered an injury on campus? Could college or university have acted to prevent your harm? If so, contact us today to begin your case.
Let us start building your lawsuit with a free, initial case consultation. Our team of experienced legal professionals can fight on your behalf to ensure your best interests are protected.