New York City has settled a negligence lawsuit filed against them for $8 Million by a man who was paralyzed while a high school student. The man was injured while paying football and suffered a spinal injury with a broken bone in his neck. He has lived in a wheelchair in a nursing home since his injury in 2007. The lawsuit charged that the New York City organizers of the football game were negligent in not properly preparing the injured man for the game and not protecting him from injury. He suffered a spinal cord injury as a result. Citizen advocates explain that many injured people are afraid or unsure of their rights following an accident. They are often intimidated by the idea of filing a lawsuit against a large entity, like the City of New York. A personal injury lawyer is often needed to fight for the rights of injury victims, especially when the victim is a teenage high school student. Advocates report that this is a big win for the rights of injury victims throughout New York. It also goes a long way in improving the safety of students who engage in city run sports activities. If you or someone you know has been the victim of an injury due to the negligence of others you have a right to speak to an accident attorney. Read more about this successful negligence lawsuit.