Trinity Industries Settles Guardrail Suit On Eve Of Trial

Law360, Dallas (May 16, 2017, 10:03 PM EDT) -- Trinity Industries Inc. told a Dallas County judge Monday it had settled a product liability case over its allegedly defective guardrails the day before trial was set to begin in the suit brought by a North Carolina man who lost both his legs in a highway accident.

Jay Scott Traylor had alleged Trinity's negligence caused a guardrail on I-40 in North Carolina to pierce through the driver's side floor, severing his legs. Had the guardrail met the design specifications it had won federal approval for, it would have absorbed the impact of Traylor's car, the February 2014 complaint alleges. The suit...

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