Hazing Victims Attorney

Hazing Victims Attorney

Do you need a hazing victims attorney?

If you or your child are a victim of hazing, it is important to seek out a qualified hazing victims attorney that can answer your questions and offer guidance on the best course of action.  Hazing issues are complex and each state defines what constitutes hazing differently, making it necessary to retain attorneys who are well versed in hazing case law. At The Fierberg National Law Group (TFNL), we have built our practice over the last 25 years holding universities and Greek organizations accountable for inflicting harm upon their students through hazing. We have helped our clients navigate the legal complexities of hazing; obtaining millions of dollars in compensation, pushing universities and fraternities to reform, and establishing legal precedent in such states as New York in order to help other families and victims.

What should I look for when seeking a hazing victims attorney?

Unfortunately, when victims try to hold organizations and universities accountable for hazing issues the institutions, more often than not, hide behind teams of lawyers to avoid responsibility. As such, it is important to seek out a hazing victims attorney that is accustomed to successfully litigating hazing issues in court. Our law firm has made it our life’s work to seek justice for victims and their families who have suffered terrible tragedies while in the care of such organizations. Our reputation is that of a national leader setting precedent in hazing case law. You can read here about what our former clients have had to say about our work on their behalf.

Can a hazing victims attorney from your law firm still represent me or my child even if I don’t live in Washington D.C.?

Yes. The Fierberg National Law Group represents victims and their families across the country. We obtain special permission to practice in states where we are not licensed and are highly skilled at partnering with the best local trial attorneys – giving you the best representation possible. When you retain our services, you can rest assured that we will work passionately to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.

What are the impacts of hazing?

While the media typically only reports on the most egregious forms of hazing, hazing issues plague thousands of students across the country every year. Serious physical injury and death are not the only ramifications of hazing. According to the experts at www.hazingprevention.org, the impacts of hazing can include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical, emotional, and/or mental instability
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Loss of sense of control and empowerment
  • Decline in grades and coursework
  • Relationships with friends, significant others, and family suffer
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome
  • Loss of respect for and interest in being part of the organization
  • Erosion of trust within the group members
  • Illness or hospitalization with additional effects on family and friends

What are the legal consequences of hazing?

Currently, the legal consequences of hazing vary by state. There are eleven states that have clear definitions of what constitutes hazing and make hazing a felony when it results in severe injury or death. They are:

  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Utah

Six states: Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, and Wyoming have no laws that define or prohibit hazing. The remaining states each define hazing differently and classify it as a misdemeanor, even if the result is serious injury or death.

If you are reading this article, it is more than likely that you or someone dear to you has experienced a serious injury, trauma, or death as a result of hazing. Our law firm is here to support you and your loved ones during this difficult time, and you can count on the fact that we are best hazing victims attorney fighting for you.

We want to make sure that you get the justice you deserve and that hazing is no longer part of the school experience. For a confidential conversation, please contact our offices at info@tfnlgroup.com or call us at 1.877.WASH.DC.1.