On May 3, 2006, at approximately 11:14 a.m., Wendy Schiller-Nichols’s client was struck by a vehicle while he was operating a jack hammer at a road construction site in Michigan.  The defendant-driver, who was drunk at the time, drove his buddy/co-employee’s vehicle to a nearby convenient store to buy himself a water.  Upon returning to the worksite, the defendant-driver lost control of his motor vehicle and smashed into Wendy’s client.  The driver was not only intoxicated but was also working during the course of his employment.

Wendy’s client was unconscious at the scene of the accident.  Her client was lucky to survive and was hospitalized for approximately 41 days.  Following discharge from the hospital, her client required 24/7 attendant care for 69 days.  Injuries included a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that caused permanent cognitive injuries and impairments, and multiple pelvic fractures requiring surgery.

Approximately three days before trial, Wendy Schiller-Nichols was able to successfully settle the case with the insurance company for the defendant-driver.  Wendy Schiller-Nichols filed a lawsuit against the owner of the vehicle/driver of the vehicle and the employer of the drunk driver (under a legal principle known as respondeat superior).   After fighting for what was right for her client in a Michigan personal injury case, Wendy was able reach a $1.35 million settlement with the Defendants.

"This car accident case was so much more than just a motor vehicle accident” said Michigan attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols.  “This was an accident that should NEVER have happened.  After I met our client and his wife for the first time, I knew that this family needed someone to fight for them … and that’s what I did”.