Rear-end accidents are occasionally the result of brake failures, although driver negligence and other causes may also contribute to many of these accidents. If you were the victim of a rear-end collision or another accident blamed on brake failure, a Birmingham accident caused by brake failure lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you understand your rights and explain how we may be able to build a case on your behalf.
If a tractor-trailer truck, commercial vehicle, or passenger vehicle hit you and claimed a brake failure is to blame, call (205) 380-4158 now to speak with a member of our team. We will review your case for free. If you qualify to take legal action, we can investigate the accident and determine the cause and can pursue a settlement from the liable parties based on the facts of your case.
Brake Failures Are Rare, But Do Cause Serious Accidents
Brake failures do occur and can cause accidents, especially in large, heavy vehicles such as tractor-trailer trucks and other commercial vehicles. However, brake failures in modern vehicles without any type of backup system to stop an accident are rare. Instead, the cause is more likely to be poor maintenance, worn-out brakes, following too closely, or another issue other than a defect in the brakes.
Even in large trucks, brake failure is rare. Defective equipment caused a little more than four percent of all fatal truck accidents in Alabama in 2018, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT). This includes all types of defective parts, including brakes.
If you suffered injuries in a car accident where the at-fault driver claims defective brakes caused the crash, we may be able to help you determine if the failure occurred because of:
- Driver negligence
- A manufacturing defect
- A design defect
- Improper maintenance
- Improper repairs or other errors by a mechanic or service department
Depending on the cause of your accident, we can help you file an insurance claim and hold the liable party accountable. The liable party in this type of accident could include:
- The driver of the vehicle
- The driver’s employer (if the accident involved a commercial vehicle)
- The vehicle manufacturer
- A brake part manufacturer
- A company or individual tasked with maintaining or repairing the brakes
- Another liable party
It can be difficult to separate the facts of a brake failure accident case from a story the potentially liable parties may try to defend themselves with. Navigating the claims process on your own, proving your case, and recovering damages can be difficult, and can lead to an incomplete recovery that leaves a lot of money on the table.
For a free legal consultation with a Brake Failure Accident lawyer serving Birmingham, call 800-537-8185
Building a Case After a Birmingham Brake Failure Accident
When our Birmingham car accident team handles a case, we take care of all your legal needs, leaving you free to focus on recovering from your injuries. Our team can file your claim and attempt to reach an out-of-court settlement in your case. We understand how these cases work and the type of evidence necessary to support your claim.
We can go toe-to-toe with any insurance company, trucking company, corporation, or other liable parties to fight for the rights of our clients. If we cannot reach a just settlement agreement, we can also take your case to trial to seek proper compensation in court.
If you are ready to learn more about how you can seek a financial recovery in your Birmingham brake failure case today, call the Morris Bart law firm now at (205) 380-4158. We will review your case for free and with no obligation.
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Time Limits on Filing an Alabama Personal Injury Lawsuit
Alabama Code § 6-2-38 outlines the statute of limitations that applies to Alabama personal injury and defective product lawsuits. In general, you have two years to prove causation and take legal action to hold the liable party accountable for your injuries and other damages. If you do not file a lawsuit before time runs out, the court is not likely to allow you to proceed with your case at a later time.
Reach out to us today to learn more about the time limits that might apply in your case. We also may be able to reach an out-of-court settlement and recover a fair payout on your behalf long before this cut-off date arrives.
Damages Recoverable in a Brake Failure Accident in Birmingham
When you enlist the help of a Birmingham accident caused by brake failure lawyer, your attorney will work to collect evidence and prove several things:
- Who caused the accident
- What caused the accident
- If negligence occurred
- The types of damages you sustained and the value of your losses
In addition to the evidence your attorney collects to prove causation and fault, they will also gather evidence to document your accident-related damages. These can vary greatly from case to case, but often include:
- Current and future medical care related to the accident, including whiplash
- Current and future lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle and other property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other noneconomic damages
- Wrongful death damages, if you lost a family member in the accident
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Get Help from a Birmingham Accident Caused by Brake Failure Lawyer
The Morris Bart law firm can help you navigate the claims process if you sustained an injury in a truck accident or other type of motor vehicle accident. We will review your case for free. We are experienced in how best to collect evidence and build a case to support the pursuit of a settlement or court award.
We take on brake failure and other accident cases in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. We have 16 offices spread across the Gulf South. A member of our car accident team in the office closest to you can evaluate your case for free today.
Call the Morris Bart law firm at (205) 380-4158 to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer who regularly handles accident cases in Alabama.
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