Brake Failure Accidents
When Your Brakes Fail, You Need a Lawyer to Pursue Your Compensation
You expect your car’s brakes to function properly—and when they don’t, it can be a very scary experience. All of a sudden, you are completely out of control, and there is nothing you can do to avoid a crash. While brake failures are relatively uncommon, especially with modern vehicles, they do happen. They happen due to design and manufacturing defects, and they occur as a result of improper installation, maintenance and repairs. If you’ve been involved in a car accident caused by brake failure, you should consult with a lawyer about your legal rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation, but you will need an experienced Florida brake failure accident lawyer to help you pursue a successful claim.
Why Do Brake Failures Happen?
Brake failures can happen for a variety of different reasons. When seeking compensation for an accident, however, you need to be able to identify the specific reason for your crash. This is true whether your brakes failed or you got hit by another vehicle that experienced a brake failure.
The following are all potential causes of brake failure for which accident victims in Florida can seek just compensation:
- Design Defects – When improperly designed, brakes can fail even when properly manufactured and installed. This applies to all brake components, from brake lines and control valves to calipers and rotors. If your crash resulted from a brake defect, the manufacturer may be liable for your losses.
- Manufacturing Defects – Issues during the manufacturing process can cause properly-designed brakes to malfunction on the road. Cracks in rotors and lines, improper brake compound mixtures, and various other issues can cause a car’s brakes to fail unexpectedly.
- Installation and Service Errors – In addition to brake defects, brake installation and service issues can also lead to failures. If not properly installed or serviced, non-defective brakes can malfunction and leave drivers unable to stop safely on the road.
- Inadequate Maintenance – Vehicle owners have a responsibility to maintain their vehicles in good working order. If the other driver in your accident had neglected to replace work brake pads or rotors, then you could have a negligence claim under the other driver’s auto insurance policy.
When you contact Searcy Denney about your brake failure accident, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the specific factor (or factors) involved in your collision. In many cases, this will involve hiring an expert to inspect the brakes in question and determine why they failed. Once we know what went wrong, we can determine who is responsible—and then we can fight to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Speak with a Florida Brake Failure Attorney at Searcy Denney
If you were injured in an accident that you suspect was caused by brake failure, you should speak with an attorney promptly. For a free, no-obligation consultation with a Florida car accident attorney at Searcy Denney, call 800-780-8607 or tell us how we can reach you online now.