Trinity ET-Plus Guardrail
REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF DANGEROUS AND DEFECTIVE GUARDRAILS
Trinity became the subject of a federal lawsuit after a former business owner in the guardrail industry claimed that the company had reduced the size of a metal piece used in the ET-Plus’ energy-absorbing cap, without notifying the federal government of the change.
Internal documents showed the company was able to save $50,000 a year from the change. In October, a jury ruled that Trinity’s failure to report the modifications violated the False Claims Act, and Trinity was ordered to pay $525 million in damages.
EIGHT DEATHS LINKED TO ET-PLUS GUARDRAILS
Currently, eight deaths and more than a dozen crashes are being investigated in connection with Trinity’s ET-Plus guardrail systems.
According to allegations, the modifications made by Trinity in their ET-Plus Guardrails are directly responsible for the deaths and injuries that resulted from these accidents.
Further, a study completed by the University of Alabama Birmingham has found that accidents involving ET-Plus guardrails are 1.36 times more likely to produce severe injuries and 2.86 times more likely to result in death than accidents involving Trinity’s previous guardrail model, the ET-200.
ARE THERE DEFECTIVE TRINITY GUARDRAILS IN MY STATE?
Federal officials estimate that 200,000 ET-Plus guardrails have been installed in every state across the country.
Since the federal lawsuit, more than 30 states have banned the ET-Plus guardrail system, including:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Dakota
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED DEFECTIVE GUARDRAIL INJURY LAWYER
If you or a loved one were injured after hitting a guardrail that did not function properly, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our experienced defective product and recall attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim. Thomas J. Henry has represented victims of defective and recalled vehicles and products across the country for more than 25 years. Contact us today for a free case review.