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Wrongful death alleged by parents

People in Connecticut know that accidents can and do happen. However, an equal truth is that not every accident really should happen. In many situations, the actions or inactions of human beings either make an incident possible or allow it to escalate or sometimes even both. In cases like this, some may hold responsibility for any eventual outcomes. It is on this basis that those who experience injury or loss may be owed compensation.

That is in some form what the family of a college student in Pennsylvania is holding to be true. Their son had apparently pledged to a particular fraternity on the college campus. As such, he was required to participate in an event as part of his pledge. This event by design was intended to lead the participants to an extreme level of intoxication. Just for starters, this may put the organizers in a position of responsibility for what eventually happened.

The student attended the event and did in fact consume alcohol. Exactly how much alcohol and what type of alcohol he drank is not known. However, at some point in the evening, he fell and went down an entire flight of stairs. In the process, he hit his head. Instead of seeking help, others simply took him to a room. After 12 hours when he still had not woken up, they finally called for assistance. The 19-year-old died. His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the case for the negligence of those involved.

Connecticut residents who lose loved ones unnecesarily might find talking to a lawyer a good way of learning their options for seeking compensation.

Source: New York Daily News, "Family of Penn State pledge who died after hazing plans to file lawsuit, says frat brothers treated teen like 'roadkill'," Minyvonne Burke, May 15, 2017

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