A Natrona county jury awarded over $2 million in damages to the family of a man killed as a result of poorly executed construction zone.
On September 12, 2017, Bill Gray, 62, of Casper, Wyoming was riding his motorcycle when he suffered serious injuries during a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Old Yellowstone Highway and Cole Creek road. He was airlifted to a Denver hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two weeks later.
The family’s motorcycle accident legal team examined body and dashcam footage from the Evansville police department showing the driver explaining how confusing the intersection was and the temporary traffic control setup seemed to change every time she passed through it.
During the investigation, it was uncovered that both contractors working on the construction project were told the traffic control setup failed to meet national standards for traffic control devices. Essentially, the traffic control setup at the intersection was confusing and unsafe.
Wanting to provide closure to the family, Todd Ingram and Grant Lawson attempted to settle the case out of court with the subcontractors working on the construction zone, but instead of claiming any fault, the blame was placed solely on the shoulders of the driver.
After a brutal court trial, the jury deliberated over the evidence and found the contractors 90% responsible for the crash.
No amount of money can replace a family member, but with this case finally behind them, we hope Bill’s family can find healing and happiness again.