As spring approaches, many of us, especially college students and families, will be looking forward to the break. This is the time when many of us schedule that long-awaited vacation to visit sandy beaches, exotic locales, or just take a stroll to the friendly neighborhood bar.
This is also a vulnerable time and there is so much movement happening—thousands of people encountering one another at different locations at any given time. There is a high chance that someone could sustain a serious injury. Especially amongst college students, who are susceptible to making ill-advised decisions, much of it fueled by alcohol or illegal substances.
Below, Haffner Law Group lists the top four most common types of spring break injuries.
Four Common Types of Spring Break Injuries
1. Bar fights.
Bar fights are not uncommon. A disagreement over something petty can spur aggressive arguments. When investigating these cases, our Ventura personal injury lawyers can investigate whether or not the bar owners had some responsibility, in either provoking or failing to prevent the injuries, or overserving the patrons.
2. House party injuries.
College students will attend house parties, regardless of whether or not spring break is happening. In fact, most of the time, college students will be drinking at house parties, as opposed to bars. The homeowners or individuals in charge of hosting the party may be legally responsible for providing alcohol to underage individuals.
3. Injuries at stadiums, amusement parks, and other public arenas.
Many of us will be spending time at the ballpark or riding roller coasters at an amusement park, or attending indoor or outdoor concerts. When you purchase a ticket to an event, you will often find a disclaimer on it, stating that the stadium or property owners will not be liable for any injuries. This is something to keep in mind when you are attending an event or a sports game.
4. Violent crimes
Some countries or regions are notorious for crimes against U.S. tourists and citizens alike, including assault, kidnapping, and robbery. If you are visiting a different country, check the U.S. travel warnings site to see which areas the U.S. has issued these warnings.
If you have been injured on another person’s property, particularly while on vacation, we strive to help our clients find rightful compensation for their injuries. When you retain our services, you can rest assured knowing that we are aggressive in our pursuits, and we do not stop fighting until we can get you the resolution you need.
To learn more about your legal options, contact us today.