Detroit Truck and Bus Brake Malfunction Lawyers
A vehicle’s braking system is perhaps its most important safety feature. Though it is so thoroughly a part of the driving experience that it is easily taken for granted, properly functioning brakes allow a driver to slow or stop in order to avoid collisions or simply to obey the law. When the brakes on a commercial truck or a bus fail to work properly, the safety of those in the vicinity and onboard can be endangered. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 30% of accidents involving trucks and buses involve brake failure.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident caused by faulty brakes, financial compensation may be available. To discuss your case with a committed legal representative, contact the Detroit truck and bus accident brake malfunction attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 today.
Common Truck and Bus Brake Defects
While a motorist typically only engages with the brake pedal, modern brake systems are complicated and reliant upon a variety of different parts functioning properly. When a negligent manufacturer, mechanic, or commercial fleet operator fails to ensure that brakes are properly designed, constructed, installed, or maintained, the effects can be catastrophic. Some of the most common causes of truck and bus brake malfunctions are:
- Brake pedal defects
- Brake pad defects
- Rotor, shoe, or drum problems
- Severed, disconnected, or otherwise compromised brake fluid lines
- Brake fluid leaks onto the surface of the brakes at the point of contact
Whether you were a bus passenger, a driver, or a pedestrian, if you were involved in a collision caused by a truck or bus brake malfunction, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Contact the Detroit truck and bus brake malfunction lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 to discuss your case with a skilled and experienced attorney.