Family Sues Guardrail Company After Daughter’s Death

Last year, 17-year-old Hannah Eimers died after crashing into a guardrail in McMinn County, Tennessee. After his daughter’s death, Stephen Eimers began petitioning states across the country to remove the X-Lite guardrail ends from highways. Now he is suing the company who creates the guardrails, Lindsay Transportation Solutions.

The lawsuit filed by the family seeks compensation for physical, mental and financial damages resulting from their daughter’s death. The guardrail end terminal is supposed to collapse to absorb the impact of a crash. Eimer’s family says that instead, the X-Lite impaled their daughter’s vehicle, resulting in her death. Earlier this year, Malcolm Byrd also sued the company after his father hit the same guardrail in another county.

Tennessee Replacing the X-Lite Across State

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is currently replacing more than 1,800 X-Lite guardrail end terminals across the state. The replacements will cost the state around $3 million and should be completed by next June.

“These products are intended to protect people and are sadly doing the exact opposite. We hope the Eimers family receives the compensation they deserve after suffering this tragedy,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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