Portland College Campus Injury Lawyer
When you send your child off to college, it is only natural to have concerns about college safety. Colleges throughout Oregon have systems in place to keep the campus safer for students. Unfortunately, these colleges may fall short on providing adequate safety measures. When that happens, students can be seriously injured.
Campus Injury Lawyer in Portland: Why Choose Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC?
If your child has been assaulted or suffered an injury while on campus, it is imperative that you retain a trial lawyer to help you secure justice. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we are serious about holding colleges accountable in cases of assault or serious injury. Our background and experience have proven to be of great benefit in campus injury cases.
- We have the experience, ability, and resources to take on large institutions like colleges.
- We maintain a small caseload, so we can provide personal, undivided attention to clients who have been injured on a college campus.
- We are aggressive negotiators and experienced trial lawyers. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial to recover the maximum possible compensation.
- We have more than 50 years of combined legal experience with an excellent reputation, with numerous recognitions from respected organizations.
- We are honest and transparent with our clients, acting at all times in their best interests rather than our own.
- We work on a contingency fee basis – there is no attorney fee to you unless we win.
Types of College Campus Injuries
A student may be seriously injured while on campus. The injury could occur while outdoors, in class, in a dorm, or at a college-sponsored sporting, educational, or entertainment event. Some of the most common injuries on college campuses include:
- Sexual assaults
- Physical assaults
- Car accidents
- Alcohol poisoning
- Drug intoxication injuries
- Slip or trip and fall
- Sports injuries
- Bicycle accidents
Injuries can occur at any one of the many colleges throughout the state of Oregon, including:
- Concordia University Portland
- Corban University
- Eastern Oregon University
- George Fox University
- Lewis & Clark College
- Linfield College
- Multnomah University
- Oregon Institute of Technology
- Oregon State University
- Reed College
- Pacific University
- University of Oregon
- University of Portland
- Warner Pacific College
- Willamette University
College Campus Injury Statistics
The National Institute of Health reports that each year, about 1,825 college students between 18 and 25 die from alcohol-related injuries, with about 75 percent of these deaths vehicle-related. The agency also reveals that about 696,000 students are assaulted by another student who was intoxicated, with 97,000 students reporting a sexual assault or date rape. If your child has been injured on a college campus, our trial lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC will help you seek justice for what happened.
Who is Liable in a College Campus Injury Case?
To determine which parties can be held liable in a campus injury case requires a full investigation into the facts in the case. Some cases of injury are related to security failures, whether broken locks, gates, lack of sufficient security personnel or similar issue. If the injuries are the result of a vehicle accident on campus, a negligent driver may be liable. We offer a free case consultation to review the facts and advise you how to move forward with legal action.
Why You Need a Lawyer in a Campus Injury Case
To successfully file a claim or lawsuit against a college or other liable party, you need professional legal counsel. These cases can be complex to resolve and are often heavily contested and very expensive. Colleges are large institutions with vast resources and will have their own investigators and attorneys working on the case right from the beginning. You should too. Our attorneys are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and will begin investigating the facts as soon as we take your case.
Contact Us Today for Help
We offer our help to families who have had a child injured while on a college campus. Our record of success is based upon our professional approach, experience at trial, and our personal dedication to the people we serve. If your child was injured on a college campus, call today for a free consultation – we can help.