The New York City Board of Education is supposed to provide a safe environment for our children to learn. Unfortunately, some schools fail in this respect, and students are being attacked while attending school. Parents have the right to send their children to school and expect them to come home unharmed.
As recently reported in the New York Times by Karen Zraick, a student was stabbed in the neck on his way to school in the Bronx. The victim is currently in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center.
We at Leav & Steinberg, LLP. have represented many families whose children were attacked while in school. In one recent case, a settlement was reached with the City of New York and the Board of Education on behalf of the parents of a high school student who died for the sum of $550,000.00. A settlement was reached on behalf of another family, whose son survived the same stabbing but was seriously injured and traumatized, for the sum of $350,000.00.
Contact the New York School Assault Personal Injury Attorney if your child is attacked in school. As there are time limitations in which to file a claim with the City of New York and the Board of Education, time is of the essence in contacting an attorney. Our staff of attorneys, assisted by their support team of paralegals and secretaries, will thoroughly investigate the incident and discuss your rights with you and your family.
By Wendy Wong