Our client was struck from behind while stopped in traffic on Brookline Street in Newton, Massachusetts. The force of impact drove his head back into a rigid headrest and shortly thereafter he developed a detached cornea in one eye. Although it took three surgical procedures to repair (re-attach) the cornea he has happily avoided the need for further medical intervention. Unfortunately, his eyesight will most likely be permanently “wavy” in the affected eye without wearing eyeglasses, his case was resolved in mediation without the need to take the matter to court. Medical bills totaled about $7,000 and lost earnings about $11,000. (Names of parties withheld, defendants’ insurer: AMICA – August, 2016).