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Braking systems in trucks and cars are crucial in preventing accidents and car collisions in Hollywood and across Florida. Unfortunately, while brake technology improves every year, brakes are still subject to failure in some cases. Brake issues can be caused by incorrect maintenance, by extra pressure on the brake systems, or by manufacturing defects.

In cases where brake issues are preventable and are caused by negligence, anyone injured in a vehicle crash caused by faulty brakes or incorrectly maintained brakes may have a legal claim and may be able to seek compensation for their losses. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, you owe it to yourself and your family to find out whether you have the right to compensation. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group would like to be of assistance. Our legal team offers free accident consultations to all injured parties, so we can help them explore their legal rights. If you have been injured, do not hesitate in contacting us for your free case evaluation.

What Causes Brake Failure?

While in most cases brakes work correctly and help you stop at intersections and can help you prevent collisions, there are situations where brakes fail to function as expected. These situations are most often caused by:

1) Overweight vehicles. Overweight tractor trailers and big rigs, especially, can place extra pressure on brakes, causing them to overheat and fail. Hills and high speeds can create an especially dangerous situation with overloaded trucks, creating an even greater risk of brake failure.

2) Poor maintenance. Brakes require regular maintenance. Brake pads can wear out and other issues can arise, requiring replacement or repair. Drivers of trucks, cars, and other vehicles are expected to maintain their brake systems, tires, and other essential systems to stay safe on the roads.

3) Mechanical or design issues with the tires. When vehicle manufacturers design, manufacture, and install defective brakes, drivers and innocent road users often pay the price. Manufacturers are expected to take proper precautions to ensure that their products are safe, but despite strict regulations car part recalls take place each year because motorists are seriously injured or even killed due to defective brakes and mechanical parts.

Since the most common causes of brake failure are preventable, there are often grounds for a legal claim after an accident involving brake issues. When mechanical failure leads to a car crash, it is advisable to get legal advice about the situation. Pursuing fair compensation in these cases is important in securing medical care, follow-up care, and other resources.

The Devastating Effects of Brake Failure

It is difficult to overstate the effects of brake issues. When a car or truck cannot stop in time to prevent an accident, devastating rear-end collisions, intersection crashes, and chain reaction accidents can occur. Since a vehicle with brake failure may not be able to stop or slow down enough to prevent an accident, these accidents tend to be deadly. A vehicle may drive through multiple cars, pedestrians, and obstacles before it comes to a full stop, wreaking devastation.

If you have been injured in this type of terrifying accident, know that there are resources available to you. Even if you have excellent car insurance coverage, however, you will want to get legal advice to get a professional opinion about how much your injuries may cost in the long run and about the types of compensation that may be available to you.

Do you have a claim after a serious traffic accident? Flaxman Law Group may help you answer that question in a free case consultation. The attorneys at our full-service law firm have more than six decades of combined experience and have helped resolve thousands of personal injury and traffic accident cases. We can put that experience to work for you. Simply contact our legal team at any time for your free accident consultation.

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