- Mike Morse Law Firm Wins a $2 Million Trial Verdict — 7X the Insurance Company’s Offer!
Mike Morse Law Firm Wins a $2 Million Trial Verdict — 7X the Insurance Company’s Offer!
Mike Morse Injury Law Firm is proud to announce a recent $2M verdict awarded to a client severely injured in a 2021 automobile accident. The verdict is seven times larger than the settlement figure offered by the defendant’s insurance company, Auto-Owners Insurance.
Our founder Mike Morse, along with Attorneys Paul Wheatley and Chris Filiatraut, represented John Hoye, now a resident of Rowlett, Texas, who was 28 years old when he was severely injured in an auto accident in White Lake Twp., Mich. Mr. Hoye was in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet HHR stopped at a stop sign waiting to pull on M-59, when a negligent driver in a SUV veered off of M-59 at a high rate of speed and slammed into the vehicle’s driver’s side. The negligent driver claimed a sudden emergency defense, alleging he blacked out just before the crash. Our team of attorneys looked into the negligent driver’s medical background, and discovered he had actually passed out and caused a crash earlier that summer. Even worse, the negligent driver had blacked out in his own home just four days before the crash that injured Mr. Hoye.
Prior to the accident, Hoye, father to one young son, enjoyed tending to and riding horses, and training in Muay Thai fighting, with hopes of one day becoming an amateur competitive fighter. Those dreams were dashed with the accident, where Hoye suffered fractures of his pelvis, hip, femur, sternum, rib and neck — in addition to sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Due to his extensive bodily injuries, Hoye will forever walk with the assistance of a cane, and still requires future surgeries, including a left hip replacement.
In response to his life-altering injuries, the defendant’s insurance company offered Hoye a meager settlement of only $275,000. Following a four-day trial in Oakland County Circuit Court, nearly a year-and-a-half after his accident, the jury found in Hoye’s favor, awarding him $2 million in compensation.
“No amount of money can replace what John lost in this terrible crash, including his ability to enjoy the activities he once loved,” said Morse. “However, we do know that financial security is a critical part of being able to rebuild a life following a catastrophic accident like this. If we can help ensure that John and his family have the finances and support they need through this challenging new normal, we have done our part. We wish him all the best and look forward to his continued healing.”