Deadly Guardrails in New Hampshire
According to New Hampshire Department of Transportation Commissioner Chris Clement, there may be as many as 1,300 deadly guardrails lining New Hampshire’s highways. Addressing the Public Works Committee, Commissioner Clement suggested these defective guardrails may have played a role in a June car accident along I-93 in Ashland, though final determinations in that case have not been made.
The guardrails Commissioner Clement was referring to during this meeting are manufactured by Trinity Industries, a Texas based company whose products are used throughout the country. Minor tweaks to the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail end-piece dropped costs, a factor that made them more attractive to many states. However, these tweaks also altered the rails’ ability to absorb impact, transforming them from a cushion into a spear that can cut through vehicles and impale drivers and passengers.
These defective products are currently the focus of several lawsuits and more are being filed every day. If you or someone you love sustained injury in a car accident due to one of these dangerous guardrails, the New Hampshire product liability attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss would be honored to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and your rights, and to help you determine the best way to get the full compensation you are due.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today. We serve all of Vermont and New Hampshire from our office in Orford.