The ET-Plus System is a guardrail system made by Trinity Highway Products. Because of a design change that took place in 2005, the guardrail now acts like a spear impaling the car rather than bending when struck. The result has been devastating and has led to numerous horrific injuries.
On February 13, 2013, Brittany Robinson was a passenger in a car traveling on a Virginia Highway when the car struck an ET-Plus end terminal. The vehicle was impaled by the guardrail and overturned. Robinson suffered injuries, including broken bones, and her child was pinned to the roof by the impaling guardrail and suffered pelvic injuries and brain trauma
On January 27, 2014, Jay Traylor was driving his SUV on a North Carolina highway when he fell asleep while driving. His car struck an ET-Plus end terminal. The crash caused Taylor to lose both his legs when the guardrail penetrated through the driver's side floorboard rather than absorbing the energy from the impact.
In January of 2010 in New York, a 20 year old woman lost her right leg after a guardrail pierced the driver's side door of her car.
Also in New York, in 2012, a family's car ran into a guardrail, resulting in the guardrail pushing the wheel well into the backseat. As a result a 2-year-old boy was pinned down.
In 2012, in another North Carolina Case, a woman fell asleep while driving. Her vehicle then collided with a guardrail. The guardrail penetrated the vehicle through the center grill area. This penetration pierced the passenger compartment of the vehicle, leaving the driver with serious injuries.
What To Do If You Have Been Harmed
These are just a few of the countless lawsuits filed as a result of injuries caused by the ET-Plus System. There have been so many accidents that over 30 states have banned the ET-Plus System and a number of states are suing Trinity. If you or your loved one has been hurt by the ET-Plus System, our firm can help you secure the full and fair compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience, and we are here to help you. Please call us in Houston at 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney.