Defective Guardrail Lawsuits
New England Trial Lawyers Serving Victims Nationwide
Over the past several years, guardrails manufactured by Lindsay Transportation
Systems & Trinity Industries – including the ET-Plus Guardrail
and X-LITE Guardrail – have been found to contain defects that can
cause guardrails to malfunction in auto accidents, posing substantial
safety risks to vehicle occupants. A federal whistleblower lawsuit against
Trinity Industries recently revealed that the company changed the design
of its guardrails without approval from the federal government, and that
it sold defective guardrails which have been associated with multiple
injuries and deaths.
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our award-winning legal team has extensive
experience representing victims harmed by defective guardrails and other
unsafe products. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto
accident involving a potentially defective guardrail anywhere in New Hampshire,
Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, or any state throughout the country, our
firm is readily available to review your case, discuss your rights, and
explain how we can assist you in pursuing a defective guardrail lawsuit,
and the justice and compensation you deserve.
Discuss a potential guardrail accident lawsuit involving ET-Plus, X-LITE,
or other potentially defective guardrails personally with an attorney.
Contact us for a FREE consultation.
Defective Guardrails & Increased Risks of Injury and Death
Following a lengthy investigation, federal regulators have found that Trinity
Industries sold guardrails which contained defects that substantially
increased the risks of injury and death for motorists who are involved
in collisions where they strike a guardrail. Below are a few details about
the defects and Trinity Industries.
- According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the ET-Plus guardrail
and X-LITE guardrail end terminals contain defects that prevent the guardrails
from functioning as intended. Rather than buckling upon impact and redistributing
the force of a collision to send vehicles back onto the road, these defective
guardrails can remain rigid and penetrate vehicles, posing substantial
risks of injuries and deaths to occupants.
ET-Plus and X-Lite guardrails have been
linked with several injuries and deaths throughout the U.S., including those resulting from accidents in Virginia,
Tennessee, Missouri, and other states. Other potentially defective guardrails
have also been connected to collisions, injuries, and fatalities in which
vehicles were impaled by a guardrail.
- While advocates are working to support efforts to remove faulty guardrails
from U.S. highways and replace them with safer systems, there are still
many defective guardrails on the road.
Trinity Industries has faced substantial criticism over its defective guardrails,
as well as a $663 million penalty for defrauding the U.S. government by
changing the design of its guardrail systems without federal approval,
and for selling defective guardrails linked to numerous injuries and deaths.
In addition, the manufacturer is also facing a number of lawsuits filed
by victims and families who have suffered harm and losses due to the company’s
How Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Can Help
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is a nationally recognized law firm that has
become known for our work fighting for victims and families harmed by
the negligent and wrongful acts of others. Over the years, our award-winning
trial attorneys have helped clients protect their rights in a range of
personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability cases, and recover
millions of dollars on their behalves. We are now prepared to assist victims
nationwide in initiating defective guardrail lawsuits against responsible
manufacturers. Here are a few ways our firm is committed to helping victims
- Our legal team is actively reviewing potential cases from victims and families
throughout New England and the nation involving auto accidents where victims
were injured or killed by defective or unsafe guardrail systems –
including Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus and X-LITE guardrails.
As proven trial attorneys who have handled and litigated cases throughout
the country, we are prepared to leverage our experience in personal injury
law to help clients explore their rights and options for pursuing
product liability claims involving preventable
personal injury or
- Our attorneys are intent on helping client secure the justice and compensation
they deserve, and to holding product manufacturers like Trinity Industries
accountable for their failures to ensure of the safety of their products.
Product manufacturers have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of their
products, and they can be held accountable for failures that lead to dangerous
defects, including failures made during the design or manufacturing phases.
Given the recent judgment against Trinity and the links between their
guardrails and serious and fatal collisions throughout the country, victims
have the right to pursue a case against such manufacturers as a means
to recover their damages – including medical expenses, lost income,
pain and suffering, and the loss of a loved one.
Call to Discuss Your Case During a FREE Consultation
If you have questions about a potential defective guardrail lawsuit in
New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, or any other state in the
U.S., Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is available to help. Our firm is currently
handling significant cases against Trinity and is available to discuss
your rights and options involving potentially defective guardrails manufactured
by any company.
To request a FREE and confidential consultation,
contact our firm today.