Rather than focus on the road, the driver of a telephone company truck was looking at his cell phone and did not see our client stopped, waiting to make a left turn. As a result, the 16,000-pound truck hit our client’s car in the rear causing a serious injury to his neck. This was the last thing our 40-year-old client needed, because he was already out of work due to a previous on the job low back injury. His neck injury required a fusion to his neck. After the depositions of all the parties, the Telephone Companies insurance company agreed to mediate the case. At the mediation, the case was settled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein for $1,950,000.