Our client was a 38 year old welder who was injured in a rear end collision. The force of the impact was somewhat benign and the client never thought his “soft tissue” injuries would be as serious as they became. As with any personal injury case, and more particularly soft tissue injuries, we are never certain the true level of injury until the client undergoes a regime of treatment. Initially, it appeared conservative treatment with a chiropractor would resolve the discomfort he had in his mid-back. Unfortunately, it did not resolve and actually the pain gradually increased with time. We carefully managed his care and reviewed his medical records. Eventually, he treated with a specialist, who ordered an MRI and discovered he had suffered a traumatic pseudomeningocele, or cyst. The cyst was directly and causally related to the accident and was growing and had become intertwined in his back requiring significant surgery to correct. The client missed significant time from work as a result. We maximized the value of the case because we never treated the case as a simple soft tissue injury from the moment we took on his claim. We settled for the policy limits of both insurance policies, $100,000.00 from the driver who struck him and $25,000.00 from his underinsured coverage.