Auto Parts Defects and Negligently Poor Repair
The Rudman Law Firm, APC is a boutique Encino and Los Angeles law practice devoted solely to personal injury recovery. Our attorneys believe passionately in the rights of injury victims and advocate for justice when a negligent person or corporation causes harm. Our focus on personal injury law enables us to provide the high-level in-depth investigations and preparations that help us maximize damages awards. Our attorneys draw on more than 75 years of combined experience to develop creative, effective strategies at the negotiating table and in the court of law.
Our lawyers regularly handle complex auto accident and products liability claims related to mechanical problems. We consult with experts, including mechanics, engineers and accident reconstructionists, to piece together the causes of brake failure and other auto related malfunctions.
Commercial Vehicle Brake Failure
Tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles take longer to stop than much lighter, smaller cars. The high number of driving hours and the size and weight of tractor-trailers put tremendous strain on the brake system and so brakes on commercial vehicles need constant diligent attention. Commercial vehicle operators have a duty to maintain their fleets’ brake systems in good working order.
When we investigate a semi crash, our team considers whether the brakes were working properly. We review black box data to determine when the driver applied the brakes, whether the truck’s speed deceleration was consistent with working brakes and the length of time the truck took to stop. In addition, our engineers analyze physical evidence for indications of disrepair, such as leaking oil, shredded brake pads and threadbare tires, that can contribute to brake failure.
Malfunctioning brakes put car occupants, other motorists and pedestrians at serious risk. At the scary moment when you realize your brakes are not working, there is virtually nothing you can do to stop your car until either it naturally loses momentum or hits something. In addition to putting your safety at risk, poor brake maintenance can also make you liable for damages in the case of a car crash. However, you may have done all the right things to keep your brakes in good repair, but a mechanic’s negligence or a defect in an auto part can nonetheless cause brake failure.
Our lawyers hold auto manufacturers to their duty to make well-functioning, safe automobiles. We pursue a products liability claim when appropriate.
If you just had your brakes repaired, we analyze whether the mechanic made a mistake while installing the brakes or used inferior parts.
Learn More About Recovery of Compensation for Brake Failure Accidents
The Rudman Law Firm, APC can help you recover damages if brake failure or other mechanical defect caused your auto accident. Call our Encino office (818) 769-6969 or our toll free number (844) 478-3626 / (844) 4RUDMAN to schedule a free case review. We accept your case on contingency, which means we do not collect attorneys’ fees until we recover on your claim through a settlement or verdict award.