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Homestead Braking Failure

Truck drivers and motorists on the road rely on proper brakes in order to avoid car accidents and in order to stop at red lights and traffic stops. Commercial trucks, however, are subject to brake failure and when this happens, serious traffic collisions and injuries can result. An out-of-control truck with no working brakes is essentially a deadly projectile, capable of causing multiple vehicle accidents and chain reaction collisions.

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Homestead or any other community, you owe it yourself to get answers. What exactly happened in your car accident case? What compensation can you expect for your injuries? How much will your injuries and lost income cost you in the end? To find out more about your situation, contact a personal injury attorney who has handled cases similar to yours. Contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to speak with an attorney about your case.

Why Does Brake Failure Happen?

On trucks, brakes can fail for number of reasons:

  • Incorrect Braking Technique
  • Brake Defects
  • Poor Maintenance Of Breaks
  • Overloaded Trucks, Which Can Cause The Breaks To Overheat And Fail

No matter why braking failure occurs, in many cases it can be avoided through proper maintenance and correct braking technique. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by truck that careened out of control, you may have a legal claim. To find out whether negligence or recklessness played a role in your accident, contact a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community to get answers.

If You Have Been Injured in an Accident, Time is Ticking

Florida has a statute of limitations on personal injury cases, which means you have a limited time to file a claim if you want to secure compensation. Waiting too long can also hurt the strength of your case, since evidence in your case can start to disappear almost right away. If you contact a personal injury attorney quickly, he or she can take steps to subpoena records and other evidence from the truck carrier to build the best possible case for you.

As well, if you accept a settlement offer or money from your insurance company first and wait to consider additional compensation after that, you may be harming your case. If you accept a settlement offer or insurance money, you could be signing away some of your rights to pursue fair compensation through a legal claim. If you think that recklessness played a role in your injuries, get some legal advice before making a final decision in your case. Legal advice could help protect you and your family financially and legally.

If you would like information about your legal rights after a traffic accident, contact Flaxman Law Group. Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami. In addition to having a network of personal injury lawyers, private investigators, accident reconstruction experts, and other professionals, Flaxman Law Group works with a team of attorneys with more than 60 years of combined legal experience.

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