A rear end collision in Clayton County was settled out of court for $250,000.00 on January 15, 2009. The victim was stopped in his 4 door sedan at a red light and was rear-ended by a tractor trailer truck (semi truck) driven by an employee of U.S. Foodservice, Inc. The injury victim suffered a cervical disc herniation at C5-C6 which required neck surgery, and a soft tissue lumbar (low back) injury. He sought $69,883 in past medical expenses and $484,000 in future lost income for diminution of his earning capacity. He was also assigned a 31% permanent partial disability rating by his orthopedic surgeon.