On July 10, 2004 in Shorewood, Wisconsin, Ronald Sobiesczyk was operating his 2004 Harley-Davidson soft tail motorcycle and traveling southbound on Oakland Avenue when a driver suddenly pulled out and started to make a left-hand turn in front of him. Although he attempted to veer right to avoid this vehicle, our client was unable to do so and his left leg smashed into the driver-side front bumper of the vehicle.
When medics arrived at the scene, it was obvious that he had suffered a very serious leg injury as a result of this impact and was immediately transported to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. The doctors at Froedtert did everything in their power in attempt to save Mr. Sobiesczyk’s leg but unfortunately, after numerous surgeries, they were unable to do so and forced to amputate his leg above the knee.
The insurance company from the outset claimed that our client caused the accident by inexplicably driving right into the defendant’s stopped car and made an offer of $100,000 before a lawsuit was started. The insurance company lawyers indicated that if the offer was not accepted, it would be withdrawn and no other offers would be made. Attorney Jason F. Abraham immediately started a lawsuit against the other driver and her insurance company.
Through hard work and aggressive litigation techniques, Attorney Abraham was able to convince the insurance company that their driver was the majority at fault. As a result, the insurance company made numerous offers which were rejected, ultimately settling the case for $1,050,000, two days before the start of the trial.
Although Mr. Sobiesczyk’s life will forever be altered as a result of this accident, he is now able to go back to work with the use of a prosthetic leg. He indicated that he was very thankful for the hard work that Attorney Abraham did in resolving the case for $950,000 more than the insurance company originally offered.