The brake system is perhaps one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle, making failures extremely dangerous for a motorist. Malfunctions involving brakes can result a motorist losing the ability to prevent collisions, to navigate a turn, or to adjust to the changing circumstances of the roadway. Additionally, these defects can cause some severe injuries due to a person’s ability to stop or slow at an intersection.
If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused or worsened by a vehicle’s defective brake system, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills and other relevant damages. Contact the St. Louis auto defect lawyers of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 to speak directly with an attorney about your legal rights in this matter.
Brake Defect Problems
Depending on the nature of the flaw, a brake defect may give no advanced warning and therefore may allow a driver no opportunity to avoid a crash. The defect may only result in diminished or slight loss of braking, but this lost braking power can still make it extremely difficult to navigate through traffic without the ability to decelerate or stop in a timely manner. The following defects may be due to the mistakes of a manufacturer:
- Defective brake pads
- Compromised or wrongly installed brake fluid lines
- Defective brake pedals
- Computer or electrical malfunctions
- Loss of power braking
- Unexpected brake lock-ups
Given the critical importance of proper brake system function, there can be no tolerance for automaker negligence in this regard.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a crash resulting from a brake defect, there may be legal action available to you. Contact the St. Louis brake defect attorneys of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300 for the skilled and experienced legal counsel and representation that you need and deserve.