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Massachusetts Parents Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Fatal UConn Bus Accident for $5.5 Million

The parents of David Plamondon have settled their wrongful death lawsuit with the University of Connecticut for $5.5 million. Linda and George Plamondon, who are from Westminster, Massachusetts, sued the school shortly after their 20-year-old son was struck by a campus shuttle bus while in a campus crosswalk in 2011. The driver of the bus, Lucasz Gilewski, also was a student. He who would go on to plead no contest to the criminal charge of negligent homicide and serve time in probation.

David sustained fatal injuries after he was run over by the bus’ tires. His parents contended that Gilewski, who police say was driving under the speed limit but wasn’t looking at the road when he hit David, was reckless and careless. The Plamondons are blaming the state for Gilewksi’s misconduct and they asked that UConn stop employing students as shuttle bus drivers. This hiring practice continues to this day. The Plamondons believe that David’s death could have been prevented.

Campus Negligence
At Altman & Altman, our Boston college campus negligence lawyers represent students and their families that sustained serious injuries due to a crime or accident that occurred on campus. Depending on the specifics, examples of such incidents that may be grounds for a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit against a school, officials, or others involved may include: motor vehicle accidents on campus grounds, inadequate security resulting in violent crimes, sexual assault, rape, hazing injuries, mass shootings, and physical assault.

You want to work with an experienced Boston injury law firm that knows how to determine liability and fight for your financial recovery.

State settles UConn bus death lawsuit for $5.5M, Boston.com/AP, September 12, 2013

David Plamondon Dead: UConn Student Killed By Shuttle Bus On Campus, Huffington Post/AP, March 23, 2011

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