Faulty brake claims usually have to do with injuries or property damage that result from brake system failures in an automobile. Due to the high-speeds involved in some automobile collisions, a brake failure can be potentially damaging and even fatal. Like other motor vehicle defects, faulty brakes can create situations where a driver or passenger is injured even though the driver wasn’t negligent.
A common situation is where a car is travelling down the highway and the brakes do not properly deploy. Another situation is where a car is travelling or is stopped on a hill, and the brakes fail. This can lead to a collision or the car veering off the side of the road.
Common Legal Issues Involving Faulty Brakes
Faulty brakes may be associated with various legal issues including:
- Product liability claims (usually due to a defect)
- Defective mechanic work
- Product recalls
- Class action lawsuits
In addition, these types of legal claims can also involve disputes or conflicts with other parties, such as insurance companies, car dealerships, or third-party sellers.
Can I Recover Damages for a Faulty Brake Claim?
Lawsuits over faulty or defective brakes usually result in a damages award. This can cover expenses related to:
- Medical treatment for injuries
- Wrongful death
- Damage to the vehicle
- Property damage caused by the vehicle
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Faulty Brake Legal Issues?
Issues with vehicle defects can involve some very serious injuries and property damage. You may need to hire a lawyer if you need help with any type of defective product or vehicle accident claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice and guidance when it comes to liability for such losses. Also, in the event of a lawsuit, your attorney can represent you during trial so that your interests are fully addressed.