A Redding law firm has announced an enormous judgement in favor of their client, who was paralyzed from an accident at a Humboldt County road construction project. 26-year-old Kyle Anderson was working for a contractor doing a job for Cal-Trans on the shoulder of Highway 101 in Eureka. The work was being done at night and the contractor, all phase excavating, requested that Cal-Trans close a lane for the safety of their workers. The request was denied so the contractor parked a backhoe on the shoulder as a safety barrier. A Cal-Trans employee ordered the backhoe removed and then adjusted a worklight in a way that caused a blinding glare to oncoming drivers. As feared, a car drove onto the shoulder and struck Anderson, causing severe brain injury and rendering him quadriplegic. Cal-Trans closed their file on the case within seven hours. Anderson was represented by Redding Attorney Russ Reiner during a two-and-a-half month jury trial that just concluded with a judgement against Cal-Trans of more than $56 Million. It’s the largest award for a dangerous condition case in California history.