Campus Accident Attorneys for Students

Injured at school? Our qualified campus accident attorneys can help!

Schools, colleges and universities should be places where students and faculty feel safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case as car and scooter accidents, slip-and-falls, sports accidents and other injuries occur every day across the state. If you or your child has been injured in an accident on campus, contact an attorney who can fight for your rights or the rights of your child.

Gainesville Campus Accident Attorneys

At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., we have a lot of pride for our local schools, colleges and universities. We’re located in Gainesville, home of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, and we strive every day to make North Central Florida, and the rest of the state, a safe place for our students.

Types of Campus Accidents

Premises Liability

A university or college is responsible for providing a safe environment to employees, staff, students and visitors. Pot holes, piles of dirt, uneven sidewalks, poor lighting, slippery floors and walkways, broken handrails, damaged staircases and many other hazards found on campuses can cause serious injury to students. These types of hazards are covered under Premises Liability laws, and the university or college is responsible for maintenance and repairing broken structures as well as posting signs warning of a present hazard.

If you’ve been injured on campus, contact our personal injury lawyers immediately. Don’t give the school the opportunity to fix the problem or hide evidence in an attempt to avoid paying compensation for your injuries.

Thefts and assault on campus that were made possible due to lack of security or adequate lighting on walkways and in parking lots are considered forms of negligence on the part of the school. Lack of security might include the absence of school security officers or emergency call boxes. It is important that students have the opportunity to learn in a secure environment. If you’ve been injured during a theft, mugging or assault, don’t wait. Contact us today.

Accidents

Accidents involving cars, scooters, motorcycles and pedestrians can be devastating as a student. Operators of scooters, motorcycles and bicycles are almost always more seriously injured than other drivers. And because these methods of transportation are more convenient across Florida’s campuses, the influx in use also raises the risk of injury. We represent Florida students in all types of car accidents, whether or not you think you might be at-fault. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact a campus accident attorney who understands the complexities involved with being a student.

Other Injuries

Injuries that occur during classes, sports or school-sanctioned events are not above the law. Faulty laboratory or sports equipment can lead to serious injury. In addition, we have seen what ill-advised hazing can do to a student, and peer pressure and the fear of isolation can lead a person to become an unwilling participant in a number of activities. If you have been injured at school due to a negligent teacher, coach or adviser, you may be eligible for compensation.

Consult a Qualified Campus Accident Lawyer

When you’re injured or involved in an accident on campus, you may be faced with many new experiences. Filing an insurance claim can be confusing, and if you’ve received medical care, you’ll be responsible for paying the costs of treatment. Injured students are often faced with the realization they cannot continue working or playing sports, which can put their tuition and scholarships in jeopardy.

To find the answers to all of your legal questions concerning a campus accident, contact our Gainesville personal injury attorneys. We are available to walk you through each step, including filing a claim, filing a personal injury lawsuit, and dealing with your university.

Many people believe an insurance company is there to protect them, but that is not the case. Before talking with an insurance adjustor, contact a qualified attorney. Insurance companies often deny claims or try to pay as little as possible, which means you could end up owing a lot of money for medical costs or to replace your vehicle.

At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., we act on the best interest of our student clients. Many of our attorneys have graduated from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law, so we often feel a sense of camaraderie with students across the state. If you’ve been injured at school, contact us for a free injury consultation, even if you think you’re at-fault. We will help you get back on your feet so you can continue your path of education.