Case name: Darryl L. Scheel v. Thomas Mielke
Court: Dodge County Circuit Court
Insurance: West Bend Mutual Insurance
Plaintiff’s attorney: Timothy Trecek, Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.
Date of incident: April 16, 2005
Plaintiff’s injuries: Amputation of right leg below the knee, facial injuries, forehead lacerations, cracked/missing teeth, fractured right forearm.
Plaintiff’s experts: Skogen Engineering
Past medical expenses: $263,312
Past wage loss: $19,440
Future medical expenses: Over $1 million
Plaintiff’s first demand: $4 million
Defendant’s first offer: $1 million
Amount of settlement: $2.2 million
Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Plaintiff was driving his motorcycle in Dodge County. Defendant was driving a truck owned by Rennhack Con-struction and was stopped at a stop sign. Plaintiff was leaving intersection and defendant pulled out from the stop sign into the path of plaintiff causing the two vehicles to collide. Plaintiff flew off of his motorcycle and landed in a ditch off the roadway.
Issues: Plaintiff had marijuana in his system and drug paraphernalia and marijuana on his person at the time of the accident.