“I have 100% confidence in my lawyers.”
At around 11:15 p.m. on Highway 73 near Wautoma, Wisconsin, our client Mr. Schmidt was hit when the defendant's car spun out of control and went backwards across the highway, crossing the center line, and ending up in the ditch on the opposite side. The defendant didn't see him or know that he had hit a motorcyclist until a truck driver, who had witnessed the accident, pointed it out to him.
Mr. Schmidt was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but suffered no head injury. The defendant's car was owned by Gelco Corporation.
As a result of the accident, our client did suffer multiple other injuries. His aorta was completely severed and the ends had separated a distance of three inches by the time surgery was performed eight hours later. The blood flow from his heart was maintained only because of a thin membrane around his aorta. He also suffered a broken right leg and was paralyzed from the waist down because the blood flow to his spinal column was interrupted during the life-saving operation on his aorta.
Mr. Schmidt was represented by Attorney Michael F. Hupy and awarded a $2.9 million cash settlement. He said afterwards, "I have 100% confidence in my lawyers."