With the approach of winter fast approaching in Pennsylvania especially in the Northern and Western parts of the state, renewed safety concerns should be on the minds of all Pennsylvania drivers about Defective Highways Guardrails, especially those manufactured by Trinity Industries.
Car accident lawsuits don’t always just involve the drivers involved in an accident, but may involve other responsibility entities such as the manufacturer of defective guardrails. What you are entitled to in a car accident may be greatly affected by the facts surrounding the accident. The question of when to get an attorney for a car accident, therefore, is crucial in determining if and who you should sue after a car accident.
This past weekend the New York Times reported on the State of Virginia Attorney General’s office for additional testing of these defective guardrails above and beyond that required by the Federal government in the aftermath of last year’s judgment in the amount of $663 million by a Texas Judge following a whistle blower lawsuit. Trinity Industries which has been accused of producing a faulty guardrail that can jam and spear through vehicles will face more aggressive testing at the state level.
In a report last year by PennDOT, it was announced that Pennsylvania had suspended the purchase of Trinity Guardrails, but warned that over 9,500 guardrails in Pennsylvania will need to be inspected before a definitive number can be identified and tested. A recent research has failed to reveal how far that investigation has progressed.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a road accident and you suspect a defective guardrail may be involved, contact our law office immediately. Dan Monahan first started handling defective highway safety lawsuits in 1980 and has represented hundreds of victims of car insurance and accident claims since then.