Truck Accidents Caused by Brake Failure
Mechanical Failures Cause Tens of Thousands of Crashes Every Year
When a vehicle loses its ability to come to a complete stop, it puts everyone on the road at risk. It is necessary to ensure that the brakes on a vehicle are in perfect working order, especially one that weighs as much as 80,000 pounds because tens of thousands of crashes are caused by brake failure every year. According to the United States Department of Transportation, nearly 30 percent of all crashes involving large trucks involved some form of brake-related issue or failure.
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Who Is Liable?
Determining liability or fault is a key factor to any personal injury claim, and there are a number of parties that could be held liable when brake failure causes a truck accident, including:
- The Brake Manufacturer: There are a number of federal standards brakes are required to meet, and when they fail to do so the manufacturer could be taken to court and held liable for injuries caused in the crash.
- Those Responsible for Maintaining the Brakes: Commercial truck companies are required by federal law to keep a detailed maintenance record of all work done on their vehicles, which could be used to show that inadequate work was done on the brakes.
- The Trucking Company: If the trucking company does not have adequate safety standards in place for their workers to follow or completely fail to enforce their standards, they could be held liable for injuries caused in a truck crash.
- The Driver: Truck drivers are required to constantly monitor their trucks in order to ensure that everything is in working order. If they fail to properly check their vehicles or, in the most egregious circumstances, actively tamper with their brakes, they could be held liable.
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If you were seriously injured in a truck crash, contact our NYC truck accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm today. With more than three decades of experience, you can feel confident that your case will be handled with the utmost care. Reach out to us today to request a free case evaluation by filling out our online form, or call us at (212) 577-9325 to speak with a member of our firm.
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