When considering a car and its components, there are few things more important than the brake system. The moment a vehicle’s brake system or brake component malfunctions, the vehicle no longer becomes a means of transportation but a potential hazard. Once a driver’s brakes go out, he or she falls victim to the speed of the vehicle and must make quick decisions that will affect whether or not he or she becomes killed or injured or whether he or she will involve anyone else in an accident.
Most cases of brake failure are due to do wear, lack or maintenance, or defects. If a service company failed to inspect your brakes or did not perform an inspection properly, you may have the option to make a case to receive compensation. You may also be able receive compensation for defective brakes or brake systems from an automotive manufacturer.
Potential signs of brake failure that you should look out for are:
- Squeaking or squealing coming from your brakes. Most pads use a wear indicator, usually a small steel clip that makes contact with the rotor, producing this high-pitched squeal. This is a sign that your brakes are due for replacement.
- Difficulty stopping the car: This means the brake system is not properly sending brake fluid to the braking system or is malfunctioned in some other way and needs servicing.
- Difficulty braking: If you find that you have to place a lot of pressure on the brake pedal in order to stop, this is a sign your brakes need to be serviced.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident due to brake failure, contact the Lake Geneva brake failure lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.