Car accidents resulting in potentially life-threatening injuries aren’t always caused by collisions with other cars. Some accidents occur due to defective guard rails that are supposed to keep vehicles from running off the road. Injuries from guard rail defects have a higher chance of being serious, especially if vehicles end up plunging down embankments or if guard rail parts pierce through cars. In fact, one accident victim in San Diego County filed a lawsuit in 2016 after suffering serious injuries that resulted in a leg amputation. These types of injuries can cause accident victims to miss out on work for weeks or months or even lose their jobs while also struggling with medical expenses.
Legal Help for Defective Guard Rail Accidents
If you are hurt due to defective guard rails, our California injury lawyers at Johnson Attorneys Group can provide you with legal assistance that helps you recover some of these expenses and lost income. Keep in mind that we do not charge legal fees for our services unless we win or settle your case successfully. Please call us at 1-800-208-3538 for a free case evaluation for your guard rail accident.
California Laws on Defective Guard Rail Injuries
Some victims who have been injured in accidents involving guard rail defects have filed lawsuits against guard rail manufacturers. Family members of victims who sustained fatal injuries from defective guard rail designs have also filed lawsuits. Guard rail manufacturer Trinity has been involved in lawsuits claiming that the company’s ET Plus guard rails have been responsible for deadly accidents and accidents that have led to severe injuries. These cases involve product liability on the part of the manufacturer for designing guard rail with potentially fatal flaws.
In California, Caltrans currently will not be replacing or removing ET Plus guard rails on freeways throughout the state. However, transportation departments in other states, such as Virginia, have made the decision to replace ET Plus guard rails in order to prevent severe or deadly injuries that can occur if they pierce through vehicles. In Tennessee, the Department of Transportation will be replacing Lindsay X-LITE guard rail ends after four fatalities involving these parts. Those who have filed lawsuits against guard rail manufacturers claim that end pieces on these structures failed to work as they were intended to and instead resulted in serious or deadly injuries after shearing through cars.
For a Free Case Review, Contact Johnson Attorneys Group in California
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured due to guard rail defects, please contact us for a free case review. Our California attorney at Johnson Attorneys Group can provide legal assistance to help you get the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Our experienced and skilled lawyer can help you negotiate with insurance companies, so that you can get the recovery that you’re entitled to. Please note that we do not charge for our legal services unless we are able to settle your case successfully or win it. Please give us a call at 1-800-208-3538 for your complimentary case evaluation.