The ET-Plus System is a guardrail system manufactured by Trinity Highway Products. In 2005, Trinity approved of a reduction in the width of the ET-Plus System from 5 to 4 inches in width. This design change was kept under wraps by Trinity. In fact, a federal jury found that Trinity defrauded the Federal Highway Administration by secretly changing the design of the guardrail.
While a one inch change might not sound like it would be of consequence, this design change has had disastrous consequences, causing the guardrail to act like a spear impaling the car rather than bending when struck. Trinity has since been ordered to conduct new crash safety tests. The injuries and deaths caused by this design change have continued to mount, leading thirty states to ban the installation of guardrails manufactured by Trinity. So far, the states that have banned guardrails manufactured by Trinity include:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
What to Do If You Have Been Hurt
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.