All around us, there are examples of safety measures taken by a state or local government to prevent accidents and lower the risk of injury in everyday activities such as driving. These safety measures are so ingrained in the way we see the world that we do not even stop to consider their purpose when we see them. Construction cones, guardrails, and even traffic signs are all things we depend on to keep us safe. However, sometimes these products do not work as intended, and can fail to prevent, or in some cases exacerbate, accidents and resulting personal injuries. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
According to reports, guardrails designed by Lindsay Corporation made for the purpose of absorbing impact in the case of car crashes have failed to do so on several occasions, leading to lawsuits coming out of Tennessee and South Carolina. The rails allegedly pierced through cars that have struck them instead of absorbing the impact. In one case, the rail killed one woman, while in another case, a woman was pierced so badly that she needed to have her leg amputated.
Officials in South Carolina have said that they have no plans to remove the guardrails currently in place. Tennessee transportation officials, on the other hand, have made it a priority to replace certain guardrails that they have deemed unfit for their purpose. Spokespeople for Lindsay Corporation have acknowledged that while any guardrail they manufacture should be of the highest quality and able to prevent injury, they are not able to prevent every tragedy, and occasional injuries do not indicate that there is a design flaw.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, act now and contact one of our expert product liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our expert Boston personal injury attorneys at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected] for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!