Sawyer Rosenstein was awarded $4.2 million dollars in ground breaking personal injury case against his school, school district, and attacker. It has been six years since Sawyer was bullied and assaulted at his New Jersey school. The case began when another student allegedly punched him and the blow left him with a blood clot in his abdomen that dislodged and left him paralyzed. A key point in his case was that Sawyer was proactive and asked for help multiple times from guidance counselors and various school officials and administrators. He also wrote emails to guidance counselors that documented and expressed his concerns for his safety and help coping with bullies.
Sawyer’s injuries have resulted in 19 surgeries and a complete spinal fusion. His personal injury attorney was aggressive in negotiations with the school and its administrators and in the end they reached a settlement. A settlement was also reached between the victim and the boy who allegedly threw the devastating blow but the terms of that settlement remain confidential. In any case though, does settlement money really compensate a victim who is left paralyzed for the rest of his life? Who knows what amount of money would have been granted to Sawyer if his injury lawsuit would have gone to trial, but you can be sure that the attorneys for the defendants didn’t really want to find out.
As parents we entrust our children to a school and school district that have a responsibility to keep each child safe. When they fail to do so and a child is injured then oftentimes they must be held responsible. If your child has been injured at school, consult with a Las Vegas personal injury attorney. A Las Vegas personal injury attorney can make a big difference in your child’s injury or accident case.
Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free consultations for your Las Vegas injury case and often times can schedule you within the day. For more information please continue to look at www.shumwayvan.com or stop by any of our offices which are located at 8985 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 100, Las Vegas Nevada 89123 or 8 East Broadway, Suite 550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. We look forward to hearing from you soon.