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Brake Failure Accident Lawyer
Brake failure is one of the leading causes of collisions involving large commercial trucks. These collisions hurt or kill thousands of people every year. If a truck’s brake system doesn’t engage fully or stops working completely, it becomes incredibly difficult for a truck driver to stop quickly and without causing an injury. An 18-wheel truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds with a full cargo load, and inertia will carry a vehicle of that weight a considerable distance. If the truck loses its brakes on a decline, it can dangerously pick up speed.
Regulation of Truck Braking Systems
Who is Responsible for the Brakes?
Serious Injuries Occur When Truck Brakes Give Out
- Brain trauma / brain injury
- Loss of a limb
- Fractured bones
- Spine injuries
- Severe burns
Contributing Causes To Truck Brake Failure Accident Cases
- A manufacturer defect of the commercial truck or the trailer
- Hauling overloaded or heavy cargo weight that does not allow the large truck ample time to brake
- Improper maintenance of the brakes including thinning brake pads, brakes suffused with grease, oil or other lubricants, and worn-out tires
- Inappropriate or delayed maintenance of the braking system
- Design flaws
- Defective materials
- Not providing the truck driver adequate braking training
- Truck driver distractions
- Failure to routinely inspect, repair, and maintain the brake system
Pursuing An Injury Claim After A Brake Failure Trucking Accident
- Direct or indirect negligence
- Reckless driving
- Wrongful death
- Product liability
How A Texas Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help With Brake Failure Accidents
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