Trucks are larger than most commercial vehicles and are often transporting large amounts of goods, making them significantly heavier as well. Because of this, they typically have more momentum when traveling at fast speeds, such as when they are on the freeway. This means that they almost always require more time and force to stop. Unfortunately, due to designer, manufacturing, or maintenance negligence, their brakes do not always function correctly, accounting for nearly 29% of all vehicle-caused truck accidents, according to the Department of Transportation. Malfunctioning brakes greatly increase the chances of a dangerous wreck occurring, for which the trucking company or driver may be held accountable.
If you were injured in an accident in which a truck’s brakes malfunctioned, you may be able to hold the driver or responsible brake company liable for your medical expenses. A Rhinelander brake defect attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. is available to advise you regarding your legal options today at 800-242-2874.
There are many driving situations in which a driver may need to slow down or stop suddenly to avoid colliding with another vehicle. A few of the accidents which could result when brakes malfunction include:
Whenever a trucking company fails to maintain the brakes on its vehicles or a manufacturing company fails to create safe braking systems, innocent drivers are put at risk of preventable injuries for which the truck driver or company may be liable.
If you were injured by a truck with malfunctioning brakes, a Rhinelander brake defect lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you pursue the compensation you need through a car accident claim. Call our office today to discuss your legal options at 800-242-2874.