Construction Defect - Salinger v. Diamond B Construction

Mr. Kerrigan and Mr. Lewis defended the excess insurer in a lawsuit against a road construction company that made repairs to a bridge on which the plaintiff crashed his motorcycle. The plaintiff was in a one-vehicle accident in which he lost control of his motorcycle on a bridge and sustained serious injuries including an above-the-knee leg amputation. The plaintiff alleged his crash was caused by gravel and oil allegedly left by the road construction company. Plaintiff also alleged that miniscule undulations in surface of roadway was a defective condition that also played a part in his losing control of his motorcycle. After a five day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants, finding that the road construction company was not at fault for the plaintiff’s accident. Salinger v. Diamond B Const., 22nd Judicial District Court, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, No. 2011-16566.