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Louisville Truck Brake Malfunction Attorneys

Brakes are a vital safety measure in any motor vehicle, but they are especially important for 18-wheelers or other commercial trucks. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded – 16 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. Slowing down or stopping this amount of weight is crucial to the driver and every other motorist’s safety. Unfortunately, truck brakes can malfunction when they are improperly designed, poorly built, or inadequately maintained. When truck brakes malfunction, the consequences could be devastating to the driver and other motorists on the road.

Suffering an injury in a truck accident caused by a mechanical malfunction can create a number of significant challenges. A successful civil lawsuit can help you to obtain financial compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other considerations. For more information about your legal rights and options, contact the Louisville truck brake malfunction lawyers of the Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 to schedule a free consultation.

Common Factors in Brake Malfunctions

Most passenger vehicles utilize a hydraulic fluid brake system to activate the brakes. Commercial trucks operate with air pressure systems to activate the brakes on all of a truck’s wheels. Some common defects that could cause the brakes to malfunction include the following:

  • Corroded air lines in air system tanks
  • Air lines inside the tanks freeze
  • Overheating brake pads at the wheels

These are only a few common factors in brake malfunctions and a thorough investigation may be necessary to identify the cause of the failure in the case of your accident.

Contact Us

Do not hesitate to seek legal counsel if you or your loved one has been hurt in a collision resulting from a commercial truck’s failed brake system. Contact a Louisville personal injury attorney at the Sampson Law Firm by calling 502-584-5050 today.

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