A 22 year-old woman suffered severe back injuries as a passenger in a vehicle operated by her boyfriend. The car was involved in a multi-car collision and the driver was subsequently charged with drunk driving. GJEL Accident Attorneys used police reports, medical evidence, and depositions to show that the defendant driver’s intoxication was not apparent to the plaintiff. GJEL Accident Attorneys obtained voluminous pre- and post-accident medical records and worked with plaintiff’s treating neurosurgeon to prove that the three back surgeries which plaintiff had following the accident were the result of the collision, rather than any of her pre-existing injuries from her career as a teen skater. The plaintiff recovered in excess of $1.5 million from both State Farm and Farmers.