$10 Million Settlement for a Former Stuyvesant High School Student who was Paralyzed in a Rollover Accident on a School Trip

Motor Vehicle Accident Case Results

En route to an athletic event, a high school’s van driven by the coach left the road, rolled over and severely injured a high school athlete. Although wearing a seatbelt, the student was partially ejected from the van and is now a wheelchair-dependent quadriplegic. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., filed a civil complaint in the New York State Supreme Court, alleging that the City was responsible for the actions of the High School and Coach; that the school was negligent in its failure to advise its coaches and staff that transporting students in passenger vans was prohibited under law. Suit was also filed against the van’s manufacturer because the passenger van lacked canopy airbags to prevent occupant ejection during a rollover, and against the automotive company for designing a seatbelt that did not provide reasonable restraint. The result achieved by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., ranks in the top five largest settlements against New York City.