State and local government agencies place guardrails along roads and highways to keep motorists safe. Sometimes, however, these railings can cause more harm than good. Often the end of a guardrail can be a hazard. For example, a type of end treatment called a turn down was banned by the FHA in 1995, but still exists in some places. A blunt end guardrail can be just as hazardous. Sometimes, the guardrail itself in unnecessary and causes more harm through impact damage than a vehicle would suffer if it were not there. If you've been injured in a guardrail accident, contact California Law Group attorney right away and we will help you.
Every guardrail has to end somewhere, but time has told that not all guardrail end treatments are created equal. Some, in fact, are some dangerous they have been banned by the FHA. One of these banned end treatment types is called the "blunt end" guardrail. Because it doe not collapse of give way on impact, it can cause serious vehicle damage, injury, or death in a collision. Most states have removed their blunt-end guard rails, but in some areas they still exist. If you've suffered injury because of your state's delays in conforming to FHA regulations, contact our legal team at the California Law Group for a Free Consultation.
Another type of guardrail end treatment that has been banned by the FHA is the "turn down" guardrail. With this type of end treatment, the railing is bent down toward the ground and twisted back so the end lies flat. Unfortunately, if hit at the wrong angle by a light enough vehicle, these guard rails can actually roll a car over or launch it forward into the air. Whereas a heavier vehicle might collapse the guardrail and stop, drivers of lighter vehicles are actually put in more danger. If the guardrail is in the median, cars can even be propelled into oncoming traffic. The FHA banned construction of new turn down end treatments in 1995, but many states have been slow to remove existing ones. If you have suffered injury as a result, contact us today for a Free Consultation. We will help you.
Of course, collision with the end of a guardrail is not the only type of danger they may present. In some cases, a guard rail intended to stop a vehicle from going off the road may not be necessary. Sometimes the incline on the other side of the guardrail is not steep enough to be dangerous. Providing there is nothing to collide with, a vehicle could simply slide to a stop. In cases like these, a collision with the guardrail may cause more damage or injury than a gradual off-road stop would have. There is precedent for holding the DOT liable for injuries or deaths caused by guardrails that should never have been installed in the first place.
No matter what type of Guardrail accident you have been involved in our legal team will obtain the largest compensation possible for your injuries. You need to contact our Los Angeles California personal injury offices right away. We look forward to helping you.
If you, a family member or friend has suffered a personal injury because of the neglect of another, contact us immediately to discuss your case. We will guide you throughout the legal process and get you the money you deserve -- using all the skills from our years of personal injury law practice. Give us a call today for a Free Consultation. We are on your side. We will help you.
At California Attorney Group, we have a reputation with the insurance companies for not accepting low-ball settlement offers. Insurance companies know that our law firm has the resources to take your case to trial if we do not get the money you need.
They know that we are ready to present the strongest case going to trial, using expert witnesses, visual presentations -- whatever it takes to win the jury over and get you the most money. That is why, even though we are prepared to go to trial, many times the insurance companies will offer us the settlement we want without needing to go to trial.
Either way you win -- the largest compensation possible! Best of all it doesn't cost you anything to hire us. We receive no money until there is a settlement. We even advance all costs, including the cost for experienced expert witnesses. We spare no expense, because when we take on your case we have every reason to believe that we will win for you and get you the highest settlement. Don't wait.
As you decide which attorney to hire for your injury case, you need to understand the different types of personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles. The vast majority of injury lawyers are only interested in a quick settlement. They do not want to go through the expense and trouble of a jury trial, so their goal is to negotiate an easy settlement with the insurance companies.
This is NOT the best solution for an injured party who is looking for maximum compensation. To get the most money for your injury, you need to be compensated for your current injuries, but you also need to get paid to cover future medical expenses, as well as loss of income due to your injury, rehabilitation expenses, and other monies depending on your specific circumstances.
Insurance companies keep talented attorneys on staff that fight personal injury claims in the courtroom.
For this reason, hiring a personal injury attorney who is NOT experienced in winning at trials can be a devastating mistake. If the insurance company will not settle for a sufficient amount without going to trial, the injured person and their family will not receive enough compensation to cover the cost of future missed work and rehabilitation...which can be a lot of money!
California Attorney Group is comprised of highly experienced personal injury attorneys who love to win for their clients at trial. Our personal injury attorneys boast a 98% success rate, which speaks volumes about their talent and dedication to fighting for their clients. You can see some of our client video testimonials here.