Experiencing a car accident due to brake failure is something no one should ever have to endure. Unfortunately, brake defects have been the cause of many motor vehicle accidents as well as the reason for a number of recalls. As drivers, we greatly rely on our brakes to help us control our speed and prevent us from hitting other cars, pedestrians, or objects on the road. Without our brakes, we are practically helpless, which is why it is critical for brakes to function one hundred percent to help stop accidents from happening.
An automobile on the streets and highways with defective brakes in New Jersey puts many other drivers at risk, making them vulnerable to injuries or even death. Most of the time, drivers can tell when their brakes are slow to act or if the reaction-time of their vehicle slowing down has changed in relation to how they are stepping on the brakes. However, tragedy does strike in cases where there is nothing a proficient driver can do to prevent a collision involving brake failure.
It is important for drivers to be aware of how their brakes are functioning and be familiar with general causes of brake failure. As vehicle owners, we should feel confident in the ability of our car's brakes and not have to live in fear of brakes going out in our vehicle or those on the road with us.
Although it is sometimes normal for brakes or their parts to be replaced, even when there are no signs of a defect, as a means of precaution and perhaps necessity sometimes after about 50,000 miles, it never hurts to be extra careful. If you are concerned about your vehicle's brakes, you can search for any recalls through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and can even report cases of defective brakes.
Vehicle owners put their trust and their lives in the hands of automobile manufacturers, and when such a vital automobile product like brakes become defective, drivers and passengers are deceived by the very equipment that is expected to protect them. If an injury has been caused by an auto company's negligence or unreasonable refusal to fix a defective product that has caused accidents, victims have the right to hold that company legally liable for their injuries and monetary losses.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in an auto accident resulting from a brake defect in New Jersey, you need legal representation from a firm that specializes in product liability and personal injury cases. The skilled New Jersey auto product liability lawyers at Blume Forte have helped seriously injured people get the financial compensation they deserve. Call us today at (973) 635-5400 to discuss your case and we will inform you of all your rights as a victim of a defective auto part.
If you need to consult a New Jersey personal injury attorney, you need to contact Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. The initial consultation is always free.