Gilberto* was a hospital maintenance worker, employed by the same facility for almost 20 years. On his way home from work he was rear ended by the defendant. He suffered a herniated lumbar disc that required surgical repair. The defense argued that because his emergency room records made no reference to back complaints, that his back injury was unrelated. We successfully proved otherwise at trial. The defendant never offered more than $25,000 on a $100,000 policy before trial. The jury awarded Gilberto $725,000.