On May 22, 2008, our client and her husband of 50 years were out for a drive in the Town of Freedom, Wisconsin. The husband was driving about 55 mph when the defendant pulled from a stop sign and hit them.
Our client, the wife, was injured in the collision, suffering a fracture in her knee, which required surgical repair. After the surgery, she had many serious complications which kept her in the hospital and then a nursing home for several months. She later required a total knee replacement.
The insurance company, American Family, tried to blame the complications on the plaintiff, due to her personal health choices, and argued that the husband was partially at fault for the accident.
Hupy and Abraham pressed forward and the case settled weeks before trial for $600,000.