The plaintiff alleged that he received a severe injury to his back during a collision with our client’s vehicle in which neither driver was ticketed and no complaints of injury were recorded at the scene. The plaintiff’s initial demand was $325,000; he was claiming medical bills of $76,299.80 and lost wages of $24,758.91, the total amount of damages was $101,058.71. We were first able to have the case against the place of employment dismissed because the defendant was not on the job, but was on the way home, at the time of the accident. We then determined through discovery that the plaintiff had a long history of back problems. During his deposition, the plaintiff’s surgeon was forced to admit that the procedure which he had performed was to repair a degenerative condition. The jury awarded the plaintiff $35,000.