A.B. was on his way to church one Sunday morning sitting stopped at a traffic light when his biggest driving fear came true. A drunk driver who never even hit his brakes suddenly slammed into him at high speed. A.B.’s car was totaled and he suffered various soft tissue injuries to his neck and back, including aggravation of prior degenerative conditions in his spine. The defendant offered only to pay A.B.’s medical bills to settle the claim. The attorney filed a lawsuit against the defendant, which was vigorously defended by the drunk driver’s insurance company who claimed A.B.’s injuries were pre-existing and were not permanent in nature. After the completion of depositions and discovery, a mediation was held and the drunk driver’s insurance company refused to settle unless the client agreed to accept “less than six figures.” The attorney and A.B. walked out of the mediation and after months of final preparation for a jury trial, the attorney was able to obtain a settlement for A.B. for $125,000. A.B. was happy to be able to pay his past medical bills, have funds for necessary future treatment, and be compensated for the drunk driver’s harmful act.