5 Common Spring Break Injuries
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If you are a college student traveling during your spring break, you may not know what to do if you are injured. Here is a list of five common injuries occurring during spring breaks and the legal remedies typically associated with said injuries.

1. You have a Claim if You are the Victim of a Violent Crime

If you are the victim of violence, contact the local police department. In addition, call an attorney to find out about your legal rights.

In the recent past, a major corporation was sued because a student on spring break was stabbed by gang members at a sponsored event. Due to negligence, the student had a legal right to sue the business. Furthermore, the student was able to sue the gang members.

2. Events Must Offer Safe Conditions

An event operator has a legal responsibility to make sure attendants are safe from crimes. If the event operator fails to provide ample security measures, a crime victim may have a legal claim against the negligent party. Furthermore, any injury taking place on another person's property, or on the premises owned by a business, demands the attention of a personal injury attorney.

3. Legal Rights while Traveling on a Cruise Ship

If you plan to take a cruise during your spring break, you have specific legal rights. Nevertheless, bear in mind that injuries taking place at sea are not governed by the same laws as those occurring on land. While traveling on a cruise ship, any injuries your incur are governed according to maritime law. If you are injured while taking a cruise, you need to contact a lawyer specializing in maritime injury cases.

4. A Tattoo Constantly Reminds You of a Time When you Made the Wrong Choice

Many of your college buddies may have succumbed to the tradition of getting tattoos during their spring breaks. If you are thinking about following the same tradition, consider the fact that the tattoo can get infected. An infection left untreated can turn into a serious health condition. Contact a lawyer to find out about your legal recourse when a tattoo leaves you with less than desirable results.

5. What You Should do if You are Injured in Another State

It is important to remember that you always have legal rights even if you are traveling in another state or in a foreign country. However, enforcing your legal rights in another locality is not as easy as filing a lawsuit in the town where you reside. If you are injured in another state or country, you need to contact a local lawyer in the vicinity.

It is difficult to file a claim when an injury occurs in a foreign land. However, you have a better chance at success if your injury is caused by the negligence of a company that has its main offices in the United States. For more information about your legal rights, contact a legal firm in your neighborhood before you go on your trip.

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