Dangers of Brake Failure

If you ask drivers which safety feature they feel is most important in an automobile, many will say seat belts or airbags. However, one safety feature that is often overlooked is the braking system. Brakes help a driver control their motor vehicle by decreasing speed and stopping suddenly when necessary. This can prevent collisions with other cars, stationary objects, and objects or hazards in the road. If the brakes fail to operate as expected, the results can be disastrous.

Like any other part of a car, brakes are created by a manufacturer. If the brake system is inherently defective or malfunctions during normal use, the manufacturer may be held liable for any damages that occur as a result. If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident due to faulty brakes, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Brake Maintenance Basics

The following steps should be taken to help ensure proper brake operation in your car:

  • Make sure your brake fluid is at optimal levels. If you attempt to put the brake fluid in yourself, make sure you do not shake the bottle beforehand and add the fluid slowly.
  • Take your car to a mechanic and have your brake rotors inspected on a frequent basis.
  • Make sure your brake pads are replaced as needed. Mechanics can help you identify normal wear-and-tear.

Car accidents resulting from defective brakes can be devastating, leading to bone fractures, spine or brain trauma, or even death. If these injuries could have been prevented if your brakes had not malfunctioned, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the law.

Contact Us

To learn more about your legal rights as a brake failure injury victim, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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