Plaintiff and Defendant were operating their vehicles in the same direction. Plaintiff came to a stop and was rear-ended by defendant, who pled guilty to following too close. Plaintiff alleged that defendant was drinking and threw away a beer can before the police arrived. Defendant refused a breathalyzer test at the scene due to a pulmonary condition. Plaintiff claimed he suffered an aggravation of preexisting cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease. Plaintiff claimed $10,394 in past medicals. Case settled for $25,000 in Fayette County State Court.