According to a recent investigation by the New York Times, highway guardrails in many states across the country may do more harm than good during vehicular accidents.
In spite of a long history of insistence on the part of federal highway officials that guardrails are safe, some guardrails have been known to malfunction and turn into lethal objects during a crash.
Due to safety concerns, states like Missouri, Nevada, and Massachusetts have now stopped purchasing new orders of traditional guardrails. Meanwhile, the Federal Highway Administration has denied any defect, instability, or malfunction in the guardrails it installs and maintains along highways nationwide. Unsurprisingly, the largest manufacturer of highway guardrails in the US, Texas-based Trinity Industries, also denies that its guardrails may be faulty.
Accordingly, The Green Firm has begun an investigation into highway guardrail injuries. If you or anyone you know has been injured in a vehicular accident involving a highway guardrail, please contact us immediately for a free consultation toll-free at 1-855-462-3330 or via email by clicking here.