If my daughter was assaulted by her coach at college, what is my next step?

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If my daughter was assaulted by her coach at college, what is my next step?

It happened to other students as well. Their lawyer has reached out to us. I have a meeting with the school officials. Should I ask their lawyer to attend the meeting with me, or should Isearch for my own personal injury attorney? Should I have a lawyer attend at all? In Baltimore City County, MD.

Asked on November 11, 2010 under Personal Injury, Maryland

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Whose lawyer has reached out to you? The College's lawyer?  DO NOT speak with him or her at all on this matter and yes, hire your own attorney as soon as you can to attend the meeting with the school officials with you.  The coach is an employee of the College.  He is their agent here and their attorneys are looking to minimize damages.  However his contract works with the college and whether or not they have to hire him a different attorney is not your concern.  These are different ends of the playing field and you need to protect yourself and your daughter from everyone who may have an adverse interest to yours.  Good luck to you.  


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