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Defective brake system a threat to public safety

Posted on November 4, 2014 3:22 pm under Automotive Defects

A vehicle’s brake system is composed of brake pedals, pistons, brake pads, and shoes designed to slow down or stop a moving vehicle through friction. It is an important part of a car’s function and plays an even greater role in ensuring the safety of occupants and of other motorists sharing the road.

Every year, approximately 5% of road accidents in the U.S. are reported to be associated with brake failures. Although a large majority of brake-related car crashes have been the result of poor car maintenance, some have been linked to the vehicle’s defective and poorly-designed brake system. Unfortunately, some manufacturers fail to properly design each of the brake system’s components and conduct adequate brake tests, making their product a threat to public safety.

If you believe a defectively designed or manufactured brake system was the cause of a damaging car accident, our team of Madison car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to explore the possibility of holding the brake system manufacturer accountable for your resulting losses. Contact our firm at (414) 271-0900 today to learn more.