Lawyer A. Twillie II of Hartford-based The Haymond Law Firm
Lawyer A. Twillie II of Hartford-based The Haymond Law Firm (Courtesy photo)

A 32-year-old Enfield man who has suffered constant back pain after the vehicle he was driving was rear-ended in February 2014 was awarded $46,722 by a New Britain Superior Court jury.

The trial lasted two days and the six-person jury deliberated six hours before reaching its verdict on April 6. Anthony Sanzo suffered injuries to his arms, legs, spine and chest after he was struck by a car driven by Meghan Dow, according to the four-page lawsuit filed in October 2015.

While Sanzo never underwent surgery, the injuries to his back remain, according to his attorney, Lawyer A. Twillie II.

“The pain is daily,” said Twillie, of The Haymond Law Firm in Hartford. “It certainly does not help that he drives a school bus and delivers newspapers. He does those jobs in duress.”

Twillie said he expects Raymond Epps, the attorney for Allstate Insurance and Dow, to seek a reduction in the award. Epps, of the Law Offices of Mark S. Gilcreast in Hartford, was not available for comment. No money will be dispersed until all legal avenues are exhausted.

Considering Epps and Allstate would not budge from offering $7,000, Twillie said his client is happy with the verdict.

“He was really pleased with the effort the jury put into this,” Twillie said. “They were really trying to come to a fair result. They heard the case and worked hard to arrive at the number they did.”

Twillie said the jury awarded Sanzo $36,650 for noneconomic damages and $10,072 for economic damages. “The jury compensated him for the rest of his life and the medical bills were included in that award,” Twillie said.

According to Twillie, Dow admitted to the police and during trial that she “took her eyes off the road to adjust her radio and that is when the accident happened.”

“It was a he said/she said type of accident,” Twillie said. “It came down to the credibility of the witnesses. The jury found her [Dow] not to be very credible.”

Judge Robert Young presided over the trial.

A 32-year-old Enfield man who has suffered constant back pain after the vehicle he was driving was rear-ended in February 2014 was awarded $46,722 by a New Britain Superior Court jury.

The trial lasted two days and the six-person jury deliberated six hours before reaching its verdict on April 6. Anthony Sanzo suffered injuries to his arms, legs, spine and chest after he was struck by a car driven by Meghan Dow, according to the four-page lawsuit filed in October 2015.

While Sanzo never underwent surgery, the injuries to his back remain, according to his attorney, Lawyer A. Twillie II.

“The pain is daily,” said Twillie, of The Haymond Law Firm in Hartford. “It certainly does not help that he drives a school bus and delivers newspapers. He does those jobs in duress.”

Twillie said he expects Raymond Epps, the attorney for Allstate Insurance and Dow, to seek a reduction in the award. Epps, of the Law Offices of Mark S. Gilcreast in Hartford, was not available for comment. No money will be dispersed until all legal avenues are exhausted.

Considering Epps and Allstate would not budge from offering $7,000, Twillie said his client is happy with the verdict.

“He was really pleased with the effort the jury put into this,” Twillie said. “They were really trying to come to a fair result. They heard the case and worked hard to arrive at the number they did.”

Twillie said the jury awarded Sanzo $36,650 for noneconomic damages and $10,072 for economic damages. “The jury compensated him for the rest of his life and the medical bills were included in that award,” Twillie said.

According to Twillie, Dow admitted to the police and during trial that she “took her eyes off the road to adjust her radio and that is when the accident happened.”

“It was a he said/she said type of accident,” Twillie said. “It came down to the credibility of the witnesses. The jury found her [Dow] not to be very credible.”

Judge Robert Young presided over the trial.