January 8, 2014 · Legal
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Chris Heavens Files Lawsuit Based on Hazing Injuries
Chris Heavens of Heavens Law Firm PLLC is representing a student who was injured during an alleged hazing incident.
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(prREACH) January 5, 2014–Clay County, West Virginia–Chris Heavens, a Charleston personal injury attorney located on the web at www.heavenslaw.com, has filed a case involving alleged hazing and assault of a Clay County High School student. The case was recent moved from Kanawha County to Clay County and names the Clay County Board of Education and Scott Gibson as defendants.
The case alleges that the student, named as G.W. due to his youth, was assaulted by another student at the school during basketball practice. The assault resulted in a concussion, a gash to the head that required four staples, and bruises to the tailbone and other parts of the body. Scott Gibson was on duty supervising the students during the time of the accident.
The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages. Chris Heavens of Heavens Law Firm, a West Virginia personal injury attorney located on the web at www.heavenslaw.com, is representing the victim.
According to Chris Heavens, “Schools and their employees have a duty to keep students safe. When a student is assaulted and the assault results in bodily injury, the school system and the employees in charge may be held liable for the injuries.” Chris Heavens had handled numerous cases involving personal injury in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for more than 20 years.
About Heavens Law Firm: Heavens Law Firm is a personal injury firm with offices in both Charleston, West Virginia, and Chichester, Pennsylvania. Chris Heavens and his professional staff offer personal service to those who have been the victims of all types of personal injury accidents such as car crashes, slip and fall cases and other types of bodily injury.
Case Information: Clay County Circuit Court Civil Action No. 13-C-32, G.W., etc., vs. Clay County Board of Education and Scott Gibson.
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Chris HeavensHeavens Law Firm
2438 Kanawha Blvd
East Charleston, West Virginia 25311 800-718-3308
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"Schools may be responsible for damages when students are injured while participating in school activities."
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