John Buchanan was rear-ended by a delivery truck on December 27, 2000. He was taken to a local hospital. While being treated at the hospital, insurance representatives approached his wife, Barbara Buchanan, and wanted John to sign some papers. She declined and contacted attorney, David High. John suffered a closed head injury in the accident. His case was ultimately settled for a cash payment of $1,175,000.00. Buchanan v. Tennessee Wine & Spirits, et al., Davidson County Circuit Court, case # 01C-918.