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Car Braking Systems: Disc Brakes

Brakes prevent you from being injured or worse in automobile accidents, so it’s important to know the basics about your car’s braking system. Most vehicles have one of two different braking systems: drums or discs. Both can be vulnerable to a condition called brake fade, which can lead to brake failure in high-stress situations.

If you’ve been in an accident caused by brake fade, it may not be your fault. The manufacturer of the brakes may be at fault, and you may be to win the compensation you need for your medical bills, repair bills, and pain and suffering. The Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, may be able to help you get the recovery you need. To learn more, contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes are the most common form of brakes found on vehicles today. Whereas older drum brakes use a pad applied to the inside of the wheel to stop it from moving, disc brakes use a pad on a metal device called a brake caliper to slow the wheel. Disc brakes more efficiently dissipate heat caused during braking, and are therefore less likely to fail due to brake fade. Brake fade occurs when the brakes overheat and lose their braking properties, causing the wheels to spin freely.

While disc brakes are less likely to fail than drum brakes are, they are not impervious to this phenomenon. If you have been harmed in an accident caused by brake failure, the fault may lie with a negligent brake part or vehicle manufacturer.

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If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a car accident caused by failing brakes, contact the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.

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