Caltrans On Hook For Part Of $31.5M Dangerous Road Verdict

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT) -- A California state court jury on Thursday awarded $31.5 million to a motorcyclist injured in a crash and held the state highway department responsible for the dangerous condition of a road that contributed to the crash, according to the victim's attorneys.

David Evans was riding his motorcycle in Pinon Hills, Calif., in April 2009 when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle making an allegedly illegal, unsafe left turn. He suffered severe brain and spinal cord injuries and will require 24-hour nursing care for the rest of his life, according to a statement from Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP, which represents...

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