A 2005 study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimated that nearly 29% of all vehicle caused trucking accidents were due to defective brakes. Trucks are larger and heavier than many other vehicles, and so require more effort to stop, making it imperative that their braking systems are functioning properly. Unfortunately, their brakes do not always function correctly and sometimes fail to stop the truck, which could lead to dangerous collisions.
If a truck’s defective brakes caused an accident in which you were injured, you may be able to hold the trucking company or manufacturer liable for your losses. A Racine brake defect attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can provide you with the legal advice you need to understand your rights. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to speak with a dedicated member of our staff.
There are many situations in which a truck driver may need to slow down or suddenly stop in order to avoid a collision. When their brakes malfunction they are unable to avoid such accidents. A few of the hazards of defective brakes are:
Brake functionality is easily checked and maintained. Thus, when a trucking company fails to do so they may be held accountable for any resulting injuries.
If you were injured in an accident of a truck’s malfunctioning brakes, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. to see how a Racine brake defect lawyer may be able to help you pursue the compensation you need. Call our office today for a free case evaluation at 800-242-2874.