June 27, 2019

Just days after the Local 4 Defenders exposed a potentially deadly hazard on Metro Detroit roads, state officials have changed their tune and will replace a certain type of guardrail end that's causing concern among drivers.

The Defenders ran the story three days ago, and on Thursday, the Michigan Department of Transportation reacted.

Local 4 discovered 90 X-Lite guardrails in the state, and 77 of them are located along the heavily traveled I-275.

X-Lite guardrails have been named in three lawsuits related to deaths of passengers or drivers who died when the guardrails pierced through their vehicles, according to authorities.

The complete ClcikOnDetroit news story can be seen below, and the corresponding article can be accessed here.

Cohen Milstein is representing the family of Wilbert Byrd in their wrongful death and catastrophic injury lawsuit against Lindsay Corporation, related to the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail. The Byrd family is represented by Theodore J. Leopold, Leslie M. Kroeger and Poorad Razavi.

Cohen Milstein is at the forefront of defective guardrail litigation and advocacy. In addition to representing the Byrd family, we are currently involved in five other wrongful death and catastrophic injury lawsuits against Lindsay Corporation -- all related to the X-LITE guardrail.