A Shyler Engel, PLLC client suffered an injury at work and spent some time in a skilled nursing facility after leaving the hospital. Our client thought that the stay would be covered by her insurance because of the way that the medical facility advertised. After her stay, she received a large bill for the stay. Fearing that she might have to pay this bill, she turned to us. After reviewing the insurance policy and facility guidelines, we sent letters demanding that either the insurance company pay for the stay, or that the medical facility forgive the cost of the stay due to misrepresentation of their services. Today, we received notification that the insurance company would pay for the entire stay.
A Shyler Engel, PLLC client felt duped after a caregiver left him empty handed after our client spent considerable time and expense creating a medical marijuana grow facility believing the caregiver would eventually share some of the proceeds from the marijuana grow. Before hiring us, our client tried to enforce his rights using the police, but eventually found out that the police weren’t going to prosecute a civil claim for him, and began to wonder whether he could be facing criminal charges for the caregiver’s actions. We sued the non-paying caregiver seeking payment for our client’s initial investment, his time, and supplies. Our client did not do a very good job protecting himself from a legal standpoint — the only contract was just a few nearly illegible handwritten scribbles and did not specify any of the rights and obligations under the partnership. To make matters worse, the non-paying caregiver had actually sued our client saying that it was our client who actually owed him money. Fearless, we pushed on and eventually made it to the day of before trial. Eventually, the other caregiver’s attorney called and offered a substantial settlement.
A Shyler Engel, PLLC landlord client incurred a significant loss after a tenant with a mental health disorder destroyed a residential unit. When the insurance company’s adjuster came out, the adjuster told the landlord that this type of damage would not be covered. A few weeks later, the insurance company’s official denial letter came. The client was out nearly $40,000. Shyler Engel reviewed the insurance contract and disagreed with the adjuster, and accordingly, filed a demand and inevitably a lawsuit. After a few weeks of negotiating with the insurance company’s lawyers, Shyler Engel recovered the entire amount for the client and even made the insurance company pay his attorney’s fees.
A Shyler Engel, PLLC client was involved in a car accident and began having headaches and trouble sleeping. He sought the attention of multiple physicians and head trauma doctors, but no objective medical evidence supported the claim that the client had any injuries at all. The client initially sought a reputable personal injury attorney that you would see on television, but their lawyers determined that the case was “unwinnable.” Shyler Engel took the case and a few months later the client cashed a five figure settlement.
Shyler Engel, PLLC has filed suit against the Detroit Institute of Arts alleging that the museum breached its Service Agreement with the County of Macomb and its residents when the DIA denied the five Macomb Residents free admission to the Special Exhibition “Fabregé: The Rise and Fall,” and also for violation of Michigan Consumer Protection Act alleging the DIA misled consumers (and incidentally voters) as to the terms and conditions of the free admission promised upon the passage of the August 2012 millage.