Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina know that the number of colleges and universities located in our state brings tens of thousands of new residents annually. While some students are returning from the previous year, others are brand new to our campuses, student housing, and rental properties, and may not be aware of the dangers that come with being out on their own.
Whether you are from South Carolina or out of state, September is Campus Safety Awareness Month, and our South Carolina personal injury attorneys want to do their part to help keep our college communities safe.
Here is what students, parents, and visitors need to know about common dangers on South Carolina college campuses.
What are the Most Common Dangers Associated with College Campuses in South Carolina?
South Carolina is home to some of the nation’s most popular colleges and universities, including:
- Clemson University near Greenville
- Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach/Conway
- College of Charleston in Charleston
- Furman University in Greenville
- The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston
- University of South Carolina in Columbia
- Winthrop University in Rock Hill
- Wofford College in Spartanburg
With over one hundred thousand students attending colleges, universities, and graduate schools in South Carolina, campus safety is important to the enrollees, faculties, staff, and the general public that live, work, and reside in the Palmetto State.
Here are a few of the most common incidents that lead to injuries and fatalities on our college campuses, and how to help avoid them.
What are the Most Common Causes of College Campus Injuries & Fatalities in South Carolina?
College campuses house and host thousands of students, faculty, and other staff each year.
When negligence plays a part in any of their daily activities — from driving, walking, or bicycling on or to campus, attending classes, dining, and entertaining to living on or near campus — we want to help them pursue the liable party for the outcome they deserve.
Common campus incidents that can lead to catastrophic injuries and fatalities include:
- Alcohol and/or Drug-Related Incidents
- Criminal Activity and Negligent Security
- Premises Liability Accidents Caused by Dangerous Facilities and/or Hazardous Conditions
- Sexual Assaults/Abuse
- Slips, Trips & Falls
- Car, Motorcycle, Truck, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Accidents
If you were injured while attending college in South Carolina, you do not have to face the negligent party’s insurance company or the school’s legal team alone. We can help you determine who was at fault for your injuries or the loss of your loved one, so you can seek the financial recovery you deserve and, more importantly, justice for your family.
Contact Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina to Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Contact our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina today by calling (803) 548-2468 to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the liable party that caused your injuries accountable for your complete recovery needs.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.