A student from the University of Southern California was killed late last week after falling from a balcony on the sixth floor of a Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, hotel. This tragedy is not the first accident to take the life of a student on spring break, whether in U.S. or abroad.
Some accidents are purely accidental while others are caused by negligence. Spring break drunk driving accidents, for example, are common, especially when nearly 50 percent of all college students will drink until they are sick. Balcony falls, assaults, overdoses and alcohol poisoning also send countless young adults to the hospital with serious injuries every year.
If you or your child were injured in a spring break accident, one of the first questions we will investigate is: What caused the injuries? A driver's bad decision to drink and drive can cut a young adult's promising life short. Not all balcony falls are the result of over-drinking; some are the result of an improperly maintained premise. The same can be said of assaults - did the premises have proper lighting? Were security guards present at a large public party?
We've helped countless injury victims recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you've been in an accident, contact the law office of Peach & Weathers today to schedule a free consultation.