Brake Failure

Fort Lauderdale Brake Failure Attorney Fights Hard for Clients

If you need a Fort Lauderdale Brake Failure Lawyer, contact Mr. Quackenbush. He handles all types of Brake failure cases throughout Florida – this includes Broward County and South Florida as well.

Brake failures occur most commonly in trucks. This is true because trucks typically weigh more than cars and so are more difficult to stop. Trucks with defective brake pads can experience brake failure, have difficulty stopping and lead to accidents.

Because of this danger, brakes on trucks are supposed to be inspected regularly. However, this isn’t always done, and such lack of inspection can lead to the failure to discover faulty brakes and consequent crashes.

If you are hurt in a wreck involving defective brakes occurring anywhere in Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Brake Failure Law Firm at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you in your case, you will not be charged until you’ve received compensation in your case – so there is no risk to you.

Fort Lauderdale Brake Failure Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush Warns Clients of the Dangers Caused by Defective Brakes

In the case of a failure to inspect a truck’s brakes, fault may lie with the truck driver or it may lie with the driver’s employer (i.e., the trucking company). The driver may be liable for the lack of inspection if it was his responsibility to maintain the brakes. On the other hand, if the trucking company was responsible for maintaining the brakes, then it will be the trucking company itself that will be held liable for any consequent accidents.

The trucking company itself may also be liable even if it was the truck driver’s responsibility. This is because, under a theory called “respondeat superior,” the trucking company is automatically liable for any negligence of its employee committed while the employee was acting in his scope of work. Contact this Broward County Brake Failure Attorney to figure out if the trucking company that caused your injuries may be responsible.

Generally, the trucking company is also responsible for any negligence (not just involving the brakes) committed by the driver of its vehicle. This is so because a theory of law called “vicarious liability” says that the owner of a vehicle (not just a truck, but any vehicle) is liable for the negligence of a driver of the vehicle as long as the owner knew or should have known that the driver was using the vehicle and allowed it. Vehicles are said to be “dangerous instrumentalities,” and so this is the reason for the law – if you lent somebody your vehicle, you are responsible for their negligence.

South Florida Brake Failure Attorney Achieves Justice for Clients

Designers and manufacturers of brakes may also be responsible for brake failures. That is, if brakes are designed improperly and consequently fail (causing an accident), the designer of the brake may be liable. On the other hand, if brakes are designed correctly but manufactured improperly, then the manufacturer of the brakes can be held liable. In either situation, the case would be referred to as a products liability case.

A typical brake failure case carries with it a four year statute of limitation. This means that, if you are injured in a crash caused by defective brakes anywhere in the State of Florida, you have four years to bring your case – so it is therefore crucial to contact this Broward County Brake Failure Lawyer as soon as possible. He will begin your case and preserve your rights.

Achieve Compensation with a Broward County Brake Failure Law Firm

Should you be harmed due to a brake failure occurring anywhere in the State of Florida (including Miami and West Palm Beach), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you make the decision to hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you in your case, he will do so on a contingency basis. This means that there is no charge to you up front (this South Florida Brake Failure Lawyer doesn’t get paid until you’ve received compensation from your case ) – so there is no risk to you.

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