Boca Raton Public School/University Injury Lawyer
When a student considers attending university, they are likely to consider the college application process, what studies they want to pursue, what the expenses will be to attend, and what their housing arrangements will be. What is not crossing a new student’s mind is how they will handle a preventable injury that occurs on university property and may jeopardize their ability to study and excel at classes. If you or a loved one has been injured on a public school or university property, you may be able to hold the responsible party liable and thus seek compensation for your injuries. While financial compensation cannot heal wounds, it can help with medical bills, time off work, and other losses that happen with injury. To determine whether you have a case, talk to a Boca Raton public school/university injury lawyer.
Boca Raton University Injuries
- Florida Atlantic University—As with any premises injury, slip and falls / trip and falls are the leading type of accident, and that is true at Florida Atlantic University as well. Trip and falls or slip and falls occur when the floor is slippery, greasy, or otherwise wet, or when a tripping hazard, such as loose carpeting, an uneven surface or step down is present. Florida Atlantic University may be held liable for your damages if it can be proven that a hazard existed, the University had knowledge of the hazard or should have knowledge of the hazard, and the University failed to resolve the hazard, such as mopping up a puddle caused by a leaking pipe, or repaired a damaged handrail on a set of stairs.
- Lynn University—Damaged or faulty furniture, electronics, and furnishings can lead to hit-by injuries and crushing injuries. Examples at Lynn University include being hit by improperly stacked equipment that falls from a height or sitting in a desk or chair that breaks apart.
- Boca Tech—When attending schools there can be labs and other machinery on campus to assist with learning. In a lab setting there should be warnings posted for dangerous chemicals and machinery. If an injury occurs because ofunmaintained equipment or because the area lacked the appropriate warning signs or safety, then the school can be held responsible for any injuries that result.
- Palm Beach State—Colleges like Palm Beach State are responsible for providing a safe, crime-free environment for learning. A negligent security claim can be brought if the university failed to provide security guards, cameras, fencing, locks on doors, and other measures used to deter crime, and that crime led to assault.
The Attorneys at Leifer & Ramirez Can Assist You After a University Injury
Universities have the responsibility to create a safe learning and work environment for those who use their campus. If you have suffered an injury while on school premises, you may have the right to seek compensation for the damages. Let the skilled Boca Raton school injury attorneys of Leifer & Ramirez help you with the legal process and advocate on your behalf. Call our offices today at 561-660-9421 to schedule a free consultation.