One of the more fear-inducing car defects an individual may experience is brake failure. When an individual’s brakes fail, it may be highly difficult or even impossible for him or her to stop the car, which may lead to severe accidents that can seriously injure or even kill the involved parties.
In many cases, brakes fail because of shoddy workmanship. To learn more about holding an auto manufacturer or brake repair shop accountable for your break failure injuries, contact the Milwaukee auto defects lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.
Causes of Brake Failure
In many cases, brake failure occurs because of faulty auto parts or faulty brake repairs. Sometimes, these faults are inherent to a vehicle’s design. In other cases, the replacement parts used to repair brakes are not up to standard or are not installed properly.
In general, the parts of a braking system that may fail are:
- Brake pads
- Brake lines
- Brake pedals
Any of these parts may wear out or become unresponsive when brakes are faulty. Often, this means that a car will not stop or becomes difficult to stop. It is important to note that the handbrake will often still work in these cases, though, so individuals may try stopping using the handbrake in emergency situations.
Brake failure may seriously injure you, your passengers, and your fellow motorists. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident resulting from brake failure, contact the Milwaukee brake defects attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.