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Pennsylvania School District to Pay for Cheerleader's Injuries

Published July 20, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A settlement of $235,000 has been awarded to the parents of a Uniontown High School cheerleader who was injured when the school bleachers collapsed on her. The girl, who is now 17-years-old, suffers permanent scarring from her injuries which included a broken nose, broken teeth, broken ankles and facial scratches.

The accident occurred in January 2008, during a cheerleading practice when the girls were asked to push the bleachers into their storage position to make room for the practice. Taylor Wrona, who was 14 at the time, and another cheerleader were pinned under the bleachers when they collapsed.

A Fayette County judge approved the settlement in which $137,989 is to be placed into a federally insured account in Taylor Wrona’s name until she turns 18 or by further order of the court.

The other girl seriously injured suffered a fractured leg, broken ankle, nerve damage and scarring. A lawsuit filed by her family is still pending.

If you have been injured due to the actions of another or the negligence of another, Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, can help. Experience counts. Call us today at 1-800-825-5529 or visit our web site. Our offices are located in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Syracuse, and Watertown, N.Y. There is no case-review cost.

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