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Champaign, IL College Campus Injury Lawyer

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Attorneys for Assaults and Accidents at Universities in Champaign, McLean, and Macon Counties

For many people, college represents the first steps into adulthood as students leave home and pursue the education they need to build a successful career. Unfortunately, while college campuses are meant to be safe, welcoming spaces, they can also be the sites of dangerous accidents, assaults, and other types of incidents that lead to serious injuries. When these injuries occur because of negligence on the part of a college or university, victims may be able to receive payments through a premises liability claim or lawsuit.

At Kanoski Bresney, we understand how a college campus injury can affect a student and their family, and we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims. We have been working in the personal injury field for over 40 years, and we have helped our clients receive verdicts and settlements totaling more than $400 million. With this experience, we can help you take the right steps to recover compensation from a negligent college or anyone else who was responsible for your injuries.

College Campus Injuries in Central Illinois

With more than 50,000 students, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the largest colleges in the United States, and it sees a significant number of accidents and injuries. These types of incidents may also occur at many of the other colleges in central Illinois, including Illinois State University in Normal, Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Western Illinois University in Macomb, or Millikin University in Decatur.

Some common ways students, faculty members, or others can suffer injuries on a college campus include:

  • Assault - Students may experience physical assaults or robberies, and a university may be liable for injuries and damages suffered in these incidents if it did not provide adequate security to protect the safety of people on its campus. Sexual assault is also a common occurrence on college campuses, and a university may be held responsible for these incidents if it did not maintain the proper policies to address and prevent these types of crimes.
  • Hazing - Fraternities, sororities, and other organizations often participate in dangerous initiation rituals and activities. These can lead to physical injuries, or students may be harmed due to the overconsumption of alcohol. A college may be liable for injuries that occur because it did not maintain or enforce policies meant to prevent harm to students due to hazing.
  • Slips, trips, and falls - If sidewalks, parking lots, or other walking surfaces are not properly maintained, tripping hazards can cause students, faculty, or others to suffer serious injuries in a fall, including broken bones or traumatic brain injuries. Weather such as snow, ice, and rain can also lead to slippery surfaces and fall injuries.
  • Fires - Students or others can suffer injuries such as burns, smoke inhalation, or wrongful death if fires occur in dormitories, classroom buildings, or dining halls.
  • Lab accidents - If the proper procedures are not followed in labs, or if the necessary safety equipment is not provided, students or faculty members may suffer injuries such as chemical burns or exposure to toxic substances.
  • Sports injuries - While injuries to college athletes are sometimes unavoidable, a college may be liable for these incidents if the proper protective equipment was not provided or if coaches or other personnel did not take the correct measures to protect athletes' safety and health.
  • Car accidents - In addition to taking legal action against an at-fault driver, victims of motor vehicle collisions may be able to hold a college responsible for accidents that occurred because of a lack of signs, poorly-maintained roads, or other hazards.

Contact Our Bloomington College Student Injury Attorneys

If you have been injured on a college campus, you should be sure to understand how you can receive payments that address all of the damages you have suffered. The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney can help you determine the full extent of your injuries and the effects they have had on your life. We can ensure that you receive full coverage under a college's insurance policy, and if necessary, we will help you pursue a lawsuit and fight to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. Contact our office today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 for a free consultation. We assist with personal injury and premises liability cases in Champaign County, McLean County, Macon County, Peoria County, Sangamon County, Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, Macomb, Quincy, McDonough County, Peoria, Springfield, Pekin, Rushville, Adams County, Schuyler County, and Tazewell County, and across the state of Illinois.

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