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Brake Failure

Nationwide Truck Brake Failure Attorneys

Hundreds of Clients Compensated from Coast to Coast

According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) latest “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts” report, brake system failures were the third most cited vehicle-related factor in fatal commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle crashes.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck brake failure accident, you have the right to seek compensation. Our nationwide truck accident lawyers at Wisner Baum are here to help you hold negligent companies accountable for their role in this tragedy and earn maximum compensation on your behalf. We have in-depth knowledge of large truck accident litigation, having spent decades winning cases for our clients. We are prepared to apply this knowledge to maximize your compensation and hold the at-fault party (or parties) accountable for their actions.

Since the late 1980s, we have achieved many multimillion-dollar case results for our clients harmed in commercial vehicle accidents, just a sample of which include:

  • $15 million for the death of our client’s loved one in a commercial vehicle accident;
  • $8.5 million for the death of our clients’ son in a Tyson Foods large trucking accident; and
  • $6.9 million for those severely and fatally injured when a semi-truck rolled over a stopped car.

Please note that our proven track record does not guarantee the same results for your case; rather, it serves to show our success in this area of the law.

Call (855) 948-5098 to schedule your free consultation with a national brake failure attorney today!

Truck Brake Failure: A National Problem

Faulty and defective brakes have become a major problem in the United States, so much so that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) created a Brake Safety Week and Brake Safety Day to mitigate it. And out of the 8,658 commercial motor vehicles inspected in the United States for Brake Safety Day 2021, 1,151 had to be pulled out of service due to brake-related violations.

Who Can Sue for a Brake Failure Accident?

Victims of a brake failure accident often qualify to sue the at-fault party (or parties). If a brake failure accident was fatal, the surviving loved ones of the deceased may have a right to sue for:

  • Their own personal damages pertaining to the death of their loved one;
  • Any damages their loved one experienced between the accident and the time of their death; or
  • Any damages the deceased’s estate incurred as a result of the accident.

Identifying Negligence for Brake Failure

If brake failure causes a truck to crash, the trucking company is the most likely at fault party for failing to maintain its trucks in a safe working condition. Some common brake problems caused by trucking company or operator negligence include:

  • System out of adjustment (brake imbalance)
  • Overheating
  • Faulty suspension
  • Hose kinking or chafing
  • Inadequate lubrication

If the brake system was defective due to its design or manufacturing, the truck parts manufacturer will be considered at fault. The victim’s truck accident lawyer does not need to prove that the trucking company or truck operator was negligent if a design defect or manufacturing defect caused a truck accident. Instead, the legal team would present evidence that a design defect or manufacturing defect was the direct cause of the accident.

Our truck accident attorneys at Wisner Baum will help you identify the negligent party in your case. Then, they will work tirelessly to hold those responsible accountable for their wrongdoing and win you compensation.

Types of Damages You May Recover

Those injured in a brake failure accident may be compensated for the damages they have incurred, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced future earning potential
  • Missed time from work/school
  • Partial or full disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Inconvenience

Truck accident lawyers from Wisner Baum have decades of experience taking on negligent parties, including large trucking companies and truck and component part manufacturers. Our experience in brake failure cases extends from Los Angeles to California and across the nation!

Contact a nationwide brake failure lawyer online today for a free, confidential case review.

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  • Commercial Truck Accident $15 Million

    $15 million settlement for a person gravely injured by a major truck company

  • Commercial Truck Accident $8.5 Million

    $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against food industry company, Tyson Foods

  • Truck Accident Settlement $6.9 Million
  • Fatal Truck Accident $6 Million
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    The National Law Journal inducted Wisner Baum into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.

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    In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.

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