Settlement In Difficult Bus Accident Case

December 19, 2017

Patton & Ryan Partner Paul D. Motz and associate Whitney L. Burkett secured a settlement after two years of protracted litigation and successfully reducing Plaintiff’s original demand by half. On October 24, 2014 Plaintiff, a 48-year-old woman was riding her bicycle during a triathlon training ride in a crosswalk in Naperville when she was struck and pulled underneath a bus. She broke her ankle and elbow, requiring multiple surgeries and significant physical and mental therapy. Plaintiff, a decorated triathlete, claimed permanent physical and emotional injuries as a result of the incident. This settlement is the result of diligent and aggressive preparation of the case for trial to convince a difficult Plaintiff that a verdict on her behalf was not a sure thing.