South Carolina Hazing Victim Attorneys
Hazing is a very real and very serious problem in our society. Whether it’s “Hell Week” at the Citadel, in a fraternity or sorority, in our military, sports teams, or in any number of other groups, hazing happens too often. The results can be deadly when you are a hazing victim.
Hazing has been shown to cause mental trauma, and possibly physical trauma, to the victims who are forced to undergo it. It can even lead to PTSD—the same mental condition that rape victims and war veterans experience.
Most sororities and fraternities are forced to undergo sessions that warn of the dangers of hazing. In Zeta Tau Alpha, there’s even a seminar that’s required by their Nationals, that outlines the dangers of hazing. They’ve taken a firm stance against hazing by showing videos like “My Sister, My Responsibility,” and even giving out pins to all members that say “Hazing is for Losers.”
People constantly hear the dangers and see the hazing-related deaths in the news, but they continue doing it anyway. They place tradition above safety. The dangers associated with hazing are foreseeable and can be prevented.
As a society, we can’t stand by and continue to watch hazing happen. We can’t allow a clear line to be blurred. We can’t show that it’s okay to be negligent of the lives of others or to put tradition over safety. Our friends and members of our community are dying or being injured by hazing and we have the obligation to see that justice is done. We must stand up for hazing victims.
Although many of the incidents we’ve mentioned in this post are from South Carolina, our lawyers routinely take clients from throughout the Southeastern U.S. as well. If you or a loved one has been a hazing victim and injured or killed through no fault of your own due to a hazing-related incident, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death case. Contact the South Carolina personal injury attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free, no-cost consultation today. 803.252.4800