Attorneys Fredric Eisenberg and Stewart Eisenberg recently filed a case in The Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County on behalf of Valerie Piro and her parents. Valerie is a 17 year old Stuyvesant student who was catastrophically injured while on a school trip. She was headed to Dartmouth College with her teammates and coach when the coach lost control of the Ford E-350 passenger van causing it to veer off the highway and roll over. Ms. Piro was wearing her seat belt but was still partially ejected from the van. As a result of the accident, Valerie suffered a C-7 burst fracture and is paralyzed from the chest down. Despite the tragic accident and devastating injuries, Valerie remains upbeat and optimistic that she will someday walk again.
For more information on this accident, read this article in the New York Daily News.