A federal judge has ruled that a Trinity guardrail injury lawsuit can proceed. The lawsuit was initially filed in federal court in March 2015, and in the September 2015 ruling, the judge rejected the bid to toss out the lawsuit, Trinity guardrail lawsuit attorneys note.
If you were injured, or if a loved one was killed, in an accident involving a highway guardrail, contact Attorney Group 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 Trinity guardrail lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
Lawsuit Alleges Trinity Fraudulently Concealed Design Changes
According to 13newsnow.com, the lawsuit was filed by a Virginia couple who were seriously injured when their car veered off the road and hit the end of a Trinity ET-Plus guardrail. The lawsuit alleges that Trinity Industries fraudulently concealed design changes that may have made the guardrail defective. Trinity asked judges to dismiss the lawsuit because it was time-barred under the two-year statute of limitations.
However, the U.S. District Judge’s ruling, dated September 29, 2015, rejected Trinity’s arguments, agreeing that the plaintiffs would not have known that the guardrail was possibly defective until after the statute of limitations expired. The judge also agreed that the plaintiffs adequately alleged that Trinity fraudulently concealed design changes that may have made the guardrail defective, the website reported.
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.
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 economic support of a loved one
- 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.
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If you were injured, or a loved one killed, in an accident involving a Trinity guardrail, contact Attorney Group 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].
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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.
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