$2 Million Settlement : Negligence

When parents allow their kids to go on school trips they expect adequate supervision.  That’s just what our clients thought would happen when they let their 7th grader in a Binghamton school district middle school take a class science trip.  Part of the science exhibition was demonstrating a huge sling shot.  Water balloons were being propelled 40 yards.  Our client was standing 60 yards down the field talking to some friends when a water balloon struck her in the face causing her to lose an eye.  The school should never have allowed kids to stand within the landing zone of these water balloons.  Ultimately the School District entered a $2,000,000 settlement that was approved by the Judge.  The case was handled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein and Trial Partner Victoria Lightcap.