Vehicular Braking System Failures
Car crashes are possible when there are vehicular defects, one example of this is when braking systems fail. Catastrophic damage is possible when brakes do not work as they should. Huge hospital fees and other costs and losses can follow. There are new systems that help to alleviate brake failure issues, but many cars on Clearwater, Hudson, and Tampa roadways are older commercial trucks and aging personal vehicles.
Accident claims can be complex if a large vehicle, such as a commercial truck, experiences a brake failure and a multi-car collision occurs. You need to have your rights protected if you were injured in a car crash. An insurance company could offer you a financial figure, but it could be lower than the amount you could access with an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer working for you. Connect with a legal professional to learn the value of your claim.
Brakes Can Fail In a Variety of Ways
While there have been many advancements in vehicular braking systems over the years, there are times when brake failures occur. When they do, the malfunction could be connected to one or more of the following issues:
- Brake pedal sinks
- Brake pedal too hard or soft
- Vehicle veers when brakes are applied
- Defect in manufacturing of brakes
- Faulty brake pads
- Leaks in brake fluids
- Brake design is faulty
Whatever the reason for a brake failure, when it occurs a driver can lose control. It is the responsibility of car owners and trucking companies that own commercial vehicles to keep their vehicles in good condition. Part of ongoing vehicular maintenance is evaluating brake efficiency and taking care of any problems that are discovered. Of course, malfunctions in design or manufacturing should be resolved by those parties as well.
Anti-Lock Systems Are Complex
The invention of anti-lock braking systems (ABS) has saved lives. The systems work to prevent lock-ups and can be particularly helpful in conditions that are slippery and hazardous, helping a driver to maintain control. But these systems are complex and there are times when failures occur.
If you were in an accident because of an ABS malfunction or other braking failure, you could be eligible for compensation. Whether you were struck because another vehicle failed to brake or if you were driving when your brakes failed due to a design defect, help is available.
Are you under the impression that a brake failure is the reason you were hurt in a Florida car accident? Discuss the fact of your case with the attorneys at Roman & Roman. Once our skilled legal team looks over your documentation and listens closely to your story, they will inform you of your options. Steps forward can be taken once you know the worth of your claim and what evidence is needed. Your attorney will work for a full and fair settlement and will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. To have over 100 years of combined personal injury experience on your side, book a no-obligation, free consultation today.