Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Awarded for Catastrophic Highway 138 Accident

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(Best Syndication News) - Today, a San Bernardino jury awarded David Evans and his wife over $31.5 million for an accident that occurred on highway 138 on April 29, 2009. The responsibility for the accident was 85 percent the driver that hit David Evans and the remaining 15 percent of the responsibility went to Caltrans.

There have been at least ten other accidents that happened at Highway 138 and Mountain Road. The California Highway Patrol shared this information during the trial. The other driver was making an illegal left hand turn at Mountain Road.

Before the accident, Evans and his wife were both career prosecutors for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Evans suffered severe brain and spinal cord injuries after a vehicle hit him while riding on his motorcycle going eastbound. Evan’s injuries were so severe that he will need 24-hour nursing home-care from now on.

David Evan’s attorney, Gregory L. Bentley, explained that liability could be held against a public entity if they do not have sufficient safeguards in place.

Bentley said in a statement, "We are very pleased that the jury concluded that this is a dangerous condition. State Route 138 needs to be changed for public safety. We're confident that Caltrans will listen to the jury and make the appropriate corrections."

By: N Wilson

ref: 1, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP, Evans v. State of CA, number CIVVS1002497

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