$872,500 Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident – Driver struck from behind by school bus
Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., reached a settlement in the amount of $872,500 on behalf of a 48-year old man who was stopped at a stop light in his vehicle when he was struck from the rear by a school bus. He suffered a disc herniation and annular tear at the C6-7 level of his neck. He ultimately required an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. At the time of the incident he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Connecticut Air National Guard and an exempted civil service employee of the Department of Defense. Because of his injury, surgery and the resultant impairment he could not be cleared for full-time active military duty status and, as a result, was required to take a non-service connected medical disability retirement.