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Common Dangers for
College Students on
Spring Break

College students on Spring Break
  • Many students who go on spring break will often engage in binge drinking, which can increase the chances of injury accidents.

  • Students can be involved in car accidents while in transit.

  • Dangerous property conditions can cause students harm.

Personal Injury Statistics for College Students
on Spring Break

  • The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that there were 41,337 total crashes in Broward County in a single recent year causing 225 fatalities and 24,762 injuries.

  • Broward County had 179 alcohol confirmed crashes causing six fatalities and 84 injuries, 11 drug confirmed crashes causing five fatalities and seven injuries, and six drug and alcohol confirmed crashes causing two fatalities and seven injuries.

  • The Washington Post reported that a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation said there were 400 crashes involving young drivers under the influence of alcohol that resulted in 11 deaths and almost 40 injuries during spring break.

  • Middle Tennessee State University reports that 1.5 million students go on spring break and spend $1 billon every year.

Common Dangers for College Students
on Spring Break at the Beach

How Can These Risks Be Prevented?

  • Staying safe on spring break often means drinking alcohol in moderation.
  • Make sure you are up to date on vaccines before traveling, especially to tropical locations.
  • Some people may want to consider travel insurance.
  • Don’t go out alone.

How Rosen & Ohr Can Help Injured Students on Spring Break

  • Answer questions and provide knowledgeable counsel throughout the claims process.
  • Hold negligent parties accountable for harm they cause.
  • Help injured students seek compensation for medical bills and other costs associated with the injury accident.