Brake Malfunctions in Automobiles
Defective or malfunctioning brakes can lead to dangerous accidents, as the brakes are one of the most integral safety features in any vehicle. When brake malfunctions occur, an individual may not have time to stop to avoid dangerous and even life-threatening accidents. Individuals in these accidents may not only deal with physical pain, but extensive medical bills and lost wages as well. Even worse, these brake defects may be a result of a manufacturer error. When manufacturers put unsafe vehicles on the market, they may be held liable for the suffering an individual endured as a result of an accident.
Common Brake Defects
When a brake defect of any kind occurs, individuals are put at increased risk for a dangerous accident. Brake defects may occur for a number of reasons, including:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Poor quality of parts
- Error during installation
- Brake line leaks
- Brake slippage
- Loose brakes
Accidents caused by a brake malfunction can have life-changing results for an individual. When these brake defects are the fault of the manufacturer or auto mechanic involved, they may be held liable to pay out financial restitution to the victim. However, pursuing legal action against large car manufacturers alone can be very difficult, making the assistance of an experienced legal team an invaluable asset in any case.
Contact a Tennessee Car Defect Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident as a result of a brake defect, the Tennessee car defect attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, are ready to help individuals get the legal advice they need for their case. Contact us today by calling (615) 277-2765 to learn more.