Because large 18-wheelers are so heavy and could potentially cause a lot of damage if they crash, it’s critical that these vehicles are properly maintained and have no defects. Sadly, often through no fault of a truck driver or his or her trucking company, 18-wheelers are manufactured with dangerous defects, like brake problems, that lead to serious malfunctions. When any vehicle’s brakes malfunction, an accident might occur, but in the case of a large truck, the damage caused is likely to be of much greater extent.
As it is the duty of manufacturers and designers to create vehicular parts that will not endanger the lives of others by malfunctioning, these parties can potentially be held liable when a truck’s brakes do have a dangerous defect. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a truck accident because its brakes malfunctioned, contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale brake malfunction attorney of the Winston Law Firm, P.A., today by calling us at 954-475-9666.
Common Brake Problems
A vehicle’s brakes are an essential safety feature, so when they have defects they can be very dangerous. Some common brake problems that could lead to an accident involve:
- Soft brakes
- Pulsing brakes
- Worn brake linings
- Fluid leak in brakes
- Brake pad wear
These problems could easily increase the chances of a large truck’s brakes malfunctioning, which may result in a serious accident, possibly causing other people serious injuries and losses.
To learn more about your options for pursuing compensation after an accident with a truck in which its brakes malfunctioned, contact the qualified Fort Lauderdale brake malfunction lawyers of the Winston Law Firm, P.A., today at 954-475-9666. Our dedicated legal team has the experience and knowledge necessary to provide our clients with aggressive and well-planned support.