Auto accidents usually occur because one or more driver was negligent in some way while out on the road. Some of the more obvious ones to identify is speeding, ignoring traffic signals, failing to signal and things of the sort. But there are also more difficult acts of negligence that are harder to prove such as the malfunction of a vehicle. Typically an insurance adjuster, sometimes with the help of the police report, eyewitnesses, and physical evidence will determine fault but if the adjuster is incapable of doing so, a judge will need to step in. If you have been in a vehicle accident, contact a Sacramento car accident attorneyimmediately, especially if it was because of brake failure in the car you were driving.
Brakes are the most important safety systems on your vehicle so make sure to maintain it before there becomes a problem. The connection between a product defect and a collision is not always obvious which is why an attorney could help. There are a variety of causes of brake failure such as:
It is the responsibility of the driver to maintain his or her brakes to guarantee safety for everyone on the road. However, in some instances a driver may not be liable for the brake failure.
To successfully prove you are not liable for the brake failure that caused the accident you must demonstrate:
Laws change, especially throughout different jurisdictions. Make sure to contact an experienced car accident attorney in Sacramento CA who can help your case specifically.
Contact our car accident attorney in Sacramento CA to discuss your injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. You can reach us by phone at (916) 357-6767 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.