An established truck accident lawyer could help you get the compensation you deserve if you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck accident due to brake failure.
Common causes of truck brake failure crashes
No matter who causes the accident, truckers, manufacturers, or loading companies, carelessness is the main contributor. Other possible causes include:
- Defective manufacturer of the brakes
- Cargo overloading
- Inappropriate maintenance including thinning brake pads and brakes covered with grease or oil
- Truck driver distractions
- Failure to routinely inspect, repair and maintain the brake system
Truckers, trucking companies, and manufacturers are often responsible for the lives of other motorists and passengers on the road. A faulty brake system can lead to an accident caused by careless or reckless truckers, defective products, or negligent mechanics.
Who could be liable when brake failure results in a truck accident?
In order to prove brake failure, you need to ensure the party you are suing is truly liable. This is because truckers, trucking companies, and manufacturers can all be potentially liable. Neither the trucking company nor the trucker can avoid responsibility for negligent maintenance if the truck is not maintained correctly. The trucking company and the trucker may both be responsible for a brake failure crash if the trucker is not adequately trained and experienced. Truck brake failure accidents could be caused by faulty or defective brakes, and the brake manufacturer may be responsible for any damages resulting from these injuries.
Get help with a knowledgeable attorney for brake failure accidents.
In the Minneapolis area, our highly skilled and dedicated attorneys can help you seek compensation for lost income, medical expenses, and injuries resulting from brake failure truck accidents. You can schedule your free consultation right away by contacting