Experiencing a brake failure can be a terrifying ordeal, and brake failures can lead to dangerous – and potentially deadly – high-speed collisions. If your brakes failed, or if you were hit by another vehicle that experienced a brake failure, you deserve to be compensated, and the company that is to blame for your accident deserves to be held legally and financially accountable.
At Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, we are committed to fighting for accident victims and their families. We have significant experience in cases involving brake failures and other mechanical defects; and, if you are entitled to compensation, San Antonio auto accident attorney Ronald A. Ramos can make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you suspect that a brake failure played a role in your accident, we encourage you to contact us immediately so that we can conduct a thorough investigation and preserve any critical evidence before it disappears.When Are a Vehicle’s Brakes Considered Defective?
Brake defects can take a number of different forms. In most cases, brake failures result from flawed engineering (known as a “design defect”), or from flaws in the manufacturing process. However, brakes can also fail as a result of faulty maintenance work by a repair shop or local dealer; and, when investigating an auto accident involving a brake failure, it is critical to identify the specific cause of the failure so that the correct party can be held responsible.
Common issues resulting from brake defects and faulty brake jobs include:
- Antilock system failure
- Brake pad failure
- Brake rotor failure
- Cracks and leaks in brake lines
- Electrical or brake system malfunction
- Hydraulic brake or air brake failure
- Other types of brake failures
If you were injured in a collision caused by another vehicle’s brake failure, it is also important to assess whether the other driver holds some accountability. Did the other driver know that his or her brakes needed maintenance? Was there something the other driver could have done to avoid the collision despite the brake defect (for example, not following too closely)? In cases of brake failure, there are often multiple factors involved, and identifying all of the responsible parties is the key to maximizing your financial recovery.Your San Antonio Auto Accident Attorney
With more than 30 years of experience in auto accident settlements and litigation, attorney Ronald A. Ramos has secured millions of dollars in compensation drivers, passengers, and their loved ones. He has a proven record of success in complex cases; and, unlike other attorneys, he does not shy away from taking the big corporations to trial. When your health and financial stability are on the line, you need an attorney who has the skills, resources, and dedication needed to effectively assert your legal rights. Mr. Ramos knows what your case means to you, and he will not stop fighting until you have received just compensation for your accident-related losses.Schedule Your Free Consultation
To schedule your free consultation with Mr. Ramos, please contact our law offices in San Antonio, TX. We handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless Mr. Ramos helps you win just compensation. You can reach us 24/7, so call (210) 308-8811 or tell us about your accident online now.