Special Needs Student Suffers Broken Bones


$1.9 million settlement for a 14-year old special needs student who already had a rare type of brittle bone disease and sustained compression fractures of his spine (no surgery) when the special needs school bus he was passenger in ran over a road defect. His settlement was paid into an interest-bearing annuity, which will pay him more than $8 million over the course of his life. We contended that the bus company should have correctly outfitted their special needs bus and should have trained their drivers more appropriately to handle the transportation for these types of children.