Nashville Brake Malfunction Lawyers
Although there are many important components of a motor vehicle – the engine, steering wheel, and tires – perhaps the most vital part of an automobile is the brake system. Without properly functioning brakes system that effectively slow and stop a vehicle, drivers are at risk of a serious accident that is likely to result in severe injury. Regrettably, brake defects and malfunctions occur and thereby endanger motorists through no fault of their own.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we understand how difficult this time in your life can be, especially if you have suffered serious injuries that have left you disabled or unable to return to work. In the aftermath of an accident caused by some form of brake malfunction, you must ensure that you are aware of your legal rights and options. Contact our Nashville vehicle defect and malfunction attorneys today at 615-277-2765.
Common Brake Defects
Drivers may only ever interact with the brake pedal or the brake fluid reservoir, but the brake system in modern automobiles is complex and requires the integrated performance of many different parts. When any one of these fails to perform as intended, whether due to a defect in design, manufacturing, or installation, an accident may occur. The following are representative examples of brake defects or malfunctions:
- Brake line malfunction
- Defective brake pads
- Brake pedals that are unresponsive
- Defective shoes
- Electrical malfunctions
- Leaking of fluid onto brake discs, preventing necessary grip
- Overheating of discs, compromising a vehicle’s ability to slow
To learn more about your legal options following an accident caused by brake failure, contact a Nashville brake malfunction lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 today.