On February 14, 2023, Yvette Loizon, partner at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a record $5 million settlement on behalf of a 59-year-old man who was left permanently debilitated as a result of being struck by a pickup truck while riding his motorcycle. Loizon and Sean P. Driscoll of Driscoll Law Group represented the victim.
Mark T. Bretall of Mokena, Illinois was riding his motorcycle in Downers Grove on September 14, 2017, when a truck failed to yield at an intersection, crashing into his bike. Bretall was thrown from his motorcycle which landed on top of him. Bretall sustained severe traumatic brain and orthopedic injuries requiring multiple surgeries, including brain surgery, and surgery to repair his crushed foot, as well as months of physical therapy and continuing rehabilitation treatment.
“I’m very pleased with the settlement, mostly for Mark and Linda Bretall. They have been through a lot over the last few years as a result of the extent of Mark’s injuries and the amount of surgeries he’s had to have, and how difficult that has been. I’m delighted to see that they are in a position where they’re going to be able to pay their medical bills and make sure that Mark is getting the appropriate medical care that he needs.”
-Yvette Loizon, Partner at Clifford Law Offices
According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, this case has the highest reported settlement in DuPage County involving a motorcycle accident.
Yvette Loizon offers her clients vast litigation and appellate experience as she helps them navigate complex legal issues in a variety of civil practice areas including aviation, medical malpractice, asbestos contamination, and negligent operation of motor vehicles. She is known for her exemplary research, writing, and problem-solving skills which greatly contribute to her success in the courtroom.
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