On Tuesday October 27th, 2015, Brent Coon and Associates filed a lawsuit against Trinity Industries in Dallas County District Court on behalf of 4 plaintiff's families whose loved one was involved in deadly collisions involving a Trinity Guardrail, and a fourth individual who was seriously and permanently injured. The lawsuit accuses Trinity Industries of Strict Liability, Gross Negligence, Misrepresentation and seeks to recover compensatory damages for a variety of issues including: economic damages, physical impairment, disfigurement sustained, physical pain and mental anguish. Read More about Brent Coon filing of 3 Trinity Guardrail Death Lawsuits.
Trinity Guardrails have been linked to injuries and death after a whistle blower alerted authorities of fatal change in design as a cost cutting measure.
At least 16 states have decided to remove guardrails manufactured by Trinity Industries after a whistle blower won a lawsuit claiming the company's guardrails did not function as they were originally designed. The company reportedly changed the Guardrails design without informing The Federal Highway Administration. This was reportedly done as a cost cutting measure to save $2 dollars on every rail head. As of this posting, there have been at least 14 Trinity Guardrail lawsuits filed, which included 5 Guardrail accident deaths. Trinity did stop the sales of these faulty guardrails on Oct 26th. The company previously without any warning narrowed the guardrails channel behind from 5 inches to 4 inches. This change in design caused the guardrails to impale some accident victims upon contact with the guardrails causing serious injury and in some cases death. While the US government did accept Trinity's plan to crash test in Nov 2014, 30 states still announced that they will stop installing these potentially deadly defective guardrails.
Trinity Guardrail Lawsuit News
Ideally when a car or truck hits a guardrail, the head is supposed to slide along the guardrail and deflect it away from the car. However when Trinity changed the design of the guardrail head, these guardrails are now impaling the drivers resulting in injuries including death. There are thousands of Trinity guardrails in many states all over the country. In Arizona it is estimated that over 3,000 of the trinity guardrail systems are implemented. INDOT estimates 4,000 Trinity Guardrails are installed all over the state of Indiana. In Houston, Texas there are many of these defective guardrails all over the metro area. Click here for the locations of Trinity Defective Guardrails in Houston. There have personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits filed around the country by plaintiff seeking damages from being injured by these defective guardrails. Brent Coon and Associates is actively investigating Trinity guardrail lawsuits not only in Texas but around the country. Trinity has already been ordered to pay $175 million dollars from the whistle blower lawsuit in Oct.
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Brent Coon and Associates has extensive experience auto accident lawsuits including the General Motors Recall Litigation and will now include the Defective Guardrail litigation. Each Defective Guardrail lawsuit is different and our Defective Guardrail lawyers will guide you through the steps of a Guardrail Lawsuit required to ensure you maximum recovery.
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