Hazing is a cruel process and often times is a ritual designed to humiliate and to embarrass the individual who is being hazed. Some common forms of hazing include physical abuse, sexual abuse and alcohol abuse. The attorneys at Ryan Montgomery Attorney at Law represent victims of hazing abuse. Contact our personal injury attorneys located in Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina if you or someone you love has been injured as a result of fraternity hazing or abuse.
Hazing in the United States
Recently, the hidden side of hazing has been exposed as media reports have exposed college and team hazing practices. In many cases, hazing has led to physical abuse, and caused severe damages to young adults and their families.
Most recently, Rodney Kim Junior was beaten during a hazing in his high school football locker room. Mr. Kim suffered a broken arm as well as psychological damage. The brutal hazing was caught on camera and now his parents have filed a $12 million lawsuit against the Mobile County Board of Education.
This year, a University of Central Florida fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, was suspended after being accused of hazing and providing alcohol to underage students. A mother of a pledge complained that her son was forced to chug a bottle of alcohol during a pledging event.
Another internationally known hazing case, involved Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore at Pennsylvania State University who was pledging at Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Piazza consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol and fell several times during a party. Following the death of Piazza, 11 Pennsylvania State University fraternity brothers were arrested in connection with his death.
Some may consider hazing as a part of college or sports life, but the truth is, it is extremely dangerous and at times has been fatal.
Contact Personal Injury Attorney About Hazing
It takes a lot of courage for a victim to admit to authorities they have suffered from hazing abuse. At the Ryan Montgomery Attorney at Law, P.C., we fight for the rights of victims who have suffered personal injuries because of hazing. We know what help our clients need and get the compensation they deserve. If you have been the victim of a hazing related personal injury, contact us today. We represent victims from the Midlands to Upstate South Carolina.