The ET Plus guardrail, manufactured by Trinity Industries, Inc. has been suspected as the cause of injury in a number of serious auto accidents. As a result, many state highway agencies have banned the use of the guardrails on public roads. Drivers who have been injured, as well as the family members of persons killed, have filed a Trinity guardrail lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries.
If you were injured, or if a loved one was killed, in an accident involving a Trinity guardrail, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas to learn more about your options. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated Arkansas Trinity guardrail lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What Arkansas Drivers Need to Know
Roadway guardrails are designed to absorb and redirect physical energy when struck by vehicles. Though guardrails may bend and even occasionally break, lawsuits brought against Trinity Industries allege design defects cause car doors and vehicle side panels to be pierced by long metal beams when the guardrails are involved in accidents.
As the result of these alleged dangers, many state highway departments have prohibited the use of the Trinity ET Plus guardrails on state highways. Trinity Industries was named in a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed the company defrauded the federal government by failing to disclose the design changes at issue. Trinity has been ordered to pay over $500 million in damages as a result of its claimed wrongdoing.
Injured Parties May be Entitled to Compensation
Manufacturers have a duty to design and build products that are free from defects and unreasonable dangers. When that duty is not fulfilled, people injured by a defective product can seek compensation for damages they sustain, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
When a defective product kills someone, family members may be able to recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering before death
- Loss of the loved one’s economic support
- Loss of a relationship with the deceased
People who have been injured or who have lost a loved one because of a dangerous and defective product are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified product liability attorney so that they can be informed of their legal rights.
Contact Us For More Information
If you were injured, or a loved one killed, in an accident involving a Trinity guardrail, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact the American Injury Attorney Group today.