Last year a California State University student died during a hike that a fraternity organized. An investigation was launched after the incident that proved the hike was part of the new pledges’ hazing. Pi Kappa Phi put students through an 18-mile hike without proper footwear and without anything to drink. The parents of the 19-year-old student have filed a suit in Los Angeles County against the University and the fraternity. After the accident, the fraternity was banned from having any events on campus and the University released a statement claiming they were not responsible for any part of the mans death. The CEO of the fraternity shut down the schools chapter and refused to comment on the lawsuit.
Family and friends that lose a loved one experience a tremendous amount of grief. The tragic event is devastating if the loved one was killed in a preventable accident involving another person’s negligence. Any accident that involved the recklessness of another may lead to a wrongful death claim. The family of the victim may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, and mental anguish. The most effective way to learn if you have the grounds to file a case is to contact a skilled St. Louis wrongful death attorney.
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