Fraternity Hazing Lawsuit

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News, Personal Injury

Attorneys Fighting Fraternity Hazing & Abuse

If you were harmed as a result of fraternity hazing, the Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm can help you receive compensation for the abuse you endured. The Fraternal Disorder, also known as negligence, abuse, and disregard for the safety and well-being of students, needs to be addressed by order of state laws, school policies, and the nation’s civil courts.

Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are ready to assist victims who have been harmed by fraternity violence.

Most common fraternity claim incidents: 23% Assault and Battery, 15% Sexual Assault, 10% Slip and Fall, 9% Fall From Heights, 7% Auto Accident, and 7% Hazing.

However, all of the above categories could constitute as hazing given circumstantial evidence and the context of the situation.

What Constitutes Hazing?

By Texas statute, the following hazing activities are prohibited by law:

  • Physical brutality
  • Any activity that exposes the student to an unreasonable risk of harm
  • Being forced to drink alcohol, eat certain foods or ingest drugs
  • An activity that threatens or intimidates a student

The Texas Hazing Law

Texas is one of the many states to outlaw hazing by legislation and has defined the term to include conduct deemed detrimental to a person’s safety, physical health, or mental health.

Individuals who engage in forcing pledges to undergo certain acts can be found criminally liable under Texas law. The Texas hazing statute defines hazing as:

“An intentional and knowing act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are students at an educational institution.”

Texas Hazing Statute

Fraternity Hazing Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one suffered serious bodily harm, emotional trauma, or lost the life of a loved one from a fraternity hazing incident, the experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys of Reyes Browne Reilley can help. Fill out the form on this page, or call us day or night at (214) 526-7900 for a free consultation.

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