Practice Area: Personal injury
Outcome: The case was settled in an amount favorable to the client.
Description: n a scene that is repeated way too many times in Wisconsin, a man was injured when his vehicle was severely struck by a person who ignored a stop light at an intersection. The client’s car was totaled and he was permanently injured. After Attorney John Casey was retained, a lawsuit was immediately commenced when it was discovered that the defendant driver had broke up with his girlfriend (who owned the car) and she was telling her insurance company that her ex-boyfriend did not have permission to drive her car. Knowing that not having permission to use a car is a defense to providing insurance, Attorney Casey took the woman’s deposition during a brief time period that the couple reunited. She changed her story and testified under oath that the defendant driver had permission to drive her car. The insurance company’s motion for summary judgment was denied.