Defective Brakes Can Cause Major Auto Accidents

May 14, 2015 @ 09:47 AM — by Larry A. Tawwater

Driving down a street at nightClients of Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC can expect to receive some of the finest legal representation in the state of Oklahoma. Our lawyers fight diligently for their clients every step of the way, helping ensure that clients receive fair representation and expert legal counsel.

This kind of sound legal guidance is especially important for major car accidents that result in injuries, especially when the accident was the fault of an auto maker. An example of these sorts of accidents involves brake failure, which we'd like to consider in more detail right now.

When Your Brakes Are Defective, You Are in Serious Danger

It's important for motor vehicles to have brakes that function properly for basic safety while on the road. When your brakes are cut, fail, or do not work properly, the chance of a serious collision or injury is much more likely.

Brake Failure and Other Defective Brake Issues

One of the most serious kinds of problems that a person can face with regard to their brakes is total brake failure. This means that the brakes suddenly and catastrophically cease functioning, preventing proper slowing down of the vehicle. This could be an issue with the design of the brake system or a large design flaw in the vehicle that makes brake failure more likely.

It's also possible that the brakes or brake components do not work as they should, which means that stopping times and distances are longer than they should be. Even a few extra feet of stopping distance can mean the difference between stopping right on time and a rear end accident.

Whatever the case may be, the auto manufacturer should be held accountable for the creation of a flawed brake system since it places many motorists at risk.

Problems with the Maintenance of Your Brakes

In addition to issues with the design of a brake system, it's also important to consider the maintenance of your brakes. If you go in to have your brake pads replaced or for a general tune-up, you expect your brakes to be okay when you are back on the road. Poor maintenance and service of your brakes is no laughing matter, and it's important that negligent mechanics and related parties be held accountable for any brake problems that they cause.

Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit Is Crucial

Following an auto accident caused by brake failure, it is of the utmost importance that you speak with skilled attorneys as soon as possible in order to file a product liability lawsuit. This will hold negligent auto makers, designers, and distributors of auto parts accountable for any accidents and injuries for which they are responsible. Damages will be sought in order to cover medical bills and property damage.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You and Your Loved Ones

Auto makers often have strong legal teams in place for these sorts of legal claims. Our team of attorneys will not be intimidated by these lawyers because our ultimate belief is that the rights of the injured should outweigh the interests of a business. Our team will fight for you and your legal rights.

Speak with the Lawyers at Our Law Firm

To learn more about your legal options following a serious auto accident caused by negligence on the part of an auto manufacturer, be sure to contact our team of personal injury lawyers today. The attorneys of Tawwater Law Firm will take on major businesses and fight for regular folks like you and your loved ones.

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