Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Trinity Industries Claiming Failure of Guardrail System

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Suit filed by LeFante Law Offices P.C. and Law Office of Jill M. Webb alleges failure of the guardrail end terminal system to properly and safely absorb the energy of the impacting vehicle driven by Omar Artis of Peoria, IL.

The vehicle carrying Omar Artis and Roszaliyn and Courtney Drake was speared through the grill by the guardrail which then penetrated the passenger compartment, with the guardrail exiting the vehicle through the back windshield.

Linda Young filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of her son, Omar Artis of Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, Peoria Division, case number 16CV1464. The suit was filed against Dallas, TX based Trinity Industries, manufacturer of the ET Plus Guardrail. The suit alleged failure of the guardrail end terminal system to properly and safely absorb the energy of the impacting vehicle driven by Omar Artis. The guardrail pierced the car killing Omar Artis and seriously injuring two others, Roszaliyn and Courtney Drake of Pekin, Illinois. In addition to the wrongful death counts, this multi-count complaint also includes alleged counts of negligence, strict products liability, willful and wanton conduct, breach of warranty, negligent infliction of emotional distress and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The families are represented by James P. LeFante, LeFante Law Offices, P.C. and Jill M. Webb, Law Office of Jill M. Webb.

About LeFante Law Offices, P.C.
LeFante Law Offices, P.C. is a premier trial law firm located in Peoria, Illinois, specializing in personal injury, wrongful death and worker’s compensation. We consider it a great privilege to represent those in genuine need of advocacy. Over the past two decades, we have achieved many significant settlements and verdicts on our clients’ behalf, but our greatest satisfaction is helping clients receive the compensation they deserve.

About Law Office of Jill M. Webb
At the Law Office of Jill M. Webb, our clients come first. We know the circumstances they face are life changing and they need an attorney who understands, cares, and is committed to representing clients as a tenacious advocate. We focus on helping injured people and families who suffer catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one as a result of negligent or harmful conduct by others. Tragic circumstances require compassionate and caring counsel who will fight for your rights with conviction.

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