What is an automotive brake failure injury? It is an injury to you or a passenger in your car that occurs when the brakes go out due to mechanical failure caused by manufacturer error.
If you have sustained a brake failure injury in California, we have a team of legal professionals who are here to assist you. We do not charge any fees unless we win your case for you, or settle it for a monetary amount out of court. You can contact us for a complimentary evaluation of your case at 1-800-208-3538.
California Auto Injury Laws
In California, the manufacturer of the faulty part that caused the accident is liable for your injuries. The auto manufacturer itself may also be liable. When an auto part is faulty and causes an accident with or without injury, this is known as negligence. Negligence is when someone did not do their job properly, even if it was not on purpose, and it hurt someone or damaged property (or both). This carelessness is a breach of the manufacturer’s duty to you to provide a safe vehicle that you can drive with confidence.
Immediately following this type of accident, the thing you need to be most concerned about is seeking a lawyer and getting medical attention. Our California car accident lawyers can help you find a doctor to use during your physical recovery, even if you do not have health insurance. We will also help you pursue the financial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries, as well as your lost income, that you are entitled.
What Compensation is Available?
The type of injury you or someone in your car may sustain depends on a variety of factors, such as how fast your car was going at the time of the accident, whether the car stopped by hitting something else (and what it hit) or simply rolled until the tires ran out of momentum, whether you and your passengers were wearing seatbelts, and whether your car’s airbags deployed.
Injuries sustained due to the failure of brakes can be minor, such as whiplash, or major, such as internal injuries or broken bones. Recovery in these types of accidents is not just physical, either, though that is the most important part of it. You are also going to have to recover emotionally, as these types of accidents leave emotional trauma and scars. You will also have to recover financially, as you will likely have to miss work for at least a short period of time in order to physically recover. More severe injuries may mean longer periods of time out of work.
The Importance of Having a Lawyer if You are Injured Due to Faulty Brakes
The manufacturer of the brakes will have an insurance company on their side that has their own army of lawyers, insurance investigators, and expert witnesses who are all there to protect the manufacturer’s financial interests. You need a team of experts representing your interests, too. With personal injury lawyers on your side like the ones at Johnson Attorneys Group, you will have who can take on the manufacturer’s army and win. We are experienced negotiators in these cases, and know what to say and do to get you the maximum amount of money to which you are entitled under California law. Our firm has brought in more than $100 million for our clients. We have a history and proven record of winning.