Over the past several days, officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - the agency tasked with investigating claims regarding the potential dangers of ET-Plus guardrails - have been zealously defending their investigation and analysis methods. The FHWA has been on the defense since being criticized for recently giving the controversial ET-Plus guardrail system a passing grade, despite evidence that vehicles experienced severe damages in crash tests.
At the center of the debate are ET-Plus guardrails, a guardrail system made by Dallas-based Trinity Industries. ET-Plus guardrails have been allegedly linked to multiple injury-causing and fatal collisions involving a suspected design change that may be more dangerous.
Here are some key points about the issue:
The debate over the FHWA’s methods for analyzing crash tests involving ET-Plus Guardrails is part of the larger issue of whether or not ET-Plus Guardrails are causing preventable harm to victims in auto accidents. After multiple reported incidents and a whistleblower case being filed against Trinity Industries, victims and families are stepping forward to accuse the company of producing a defective product.
At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our legal team is currently reviewing cases from individuals who have been injured in auto accidents involving ET-Plus guardrails - and families who have lost loved ones in fatal incidents. If you have questions about your case, your rights, and how our firm can help, contact us today for a FREE consultation.
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