2012, Maryland: $100,000 Arbitration Award. Plaintiff, a 19-year-old administrative assistant is rear-ended while stopped at a red traffic light. She is struck with such force that her vehicle comes to rest on the opposite side of the intersection. Plaintiff suffers neck, back, and left ankle sprains, a left knee medial meniscal tear, and left knee and ankle contusions. Plaintiff undergoes arthroscopic surgery to her left knee and subsequently suffers a deep vein thrombosis which leads to a significant period of anticoagulant therapy. Additional knee surgery is recommended; however, Plaintiff is hesitant to undergo additional surgeries given the resulting DVT after her prior surgery. It is determined that Defendant had been drinking at the time of the accident and fell asleep at the wheel. The case is arbitrated and the arbiter awards more than $100,000, but it is reduced to the high/low agreement of $100,000. Miller & Zois handled this claim.