Brake Failure Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

Brake failure lawyer in St. Louis, MO. After an accident where your brakes malfunctioned, you could be left with mounting medical bills and a lot of confusion. Whether you made contact with a stationary object or, worse, struck another vehicle, the accident was clearly out of your control, and now you don’t know what to do next. Attorney Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm can help you take the next step forward with confidence.

As long as you kept your car properly maintained, the brakes should have been working correctly which, in turn, should’ve helped you avoid injuries and property damage. If this was not the case, you are entitled to seek compensation from the party accountable for the brake failure.

If you have suffered an injury in a brake failure accident, contact us or call a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation. All of the cases that we take on are subject to a contingency fee, meaning you do not pay legal fees or other fees up-front.

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Injuries in a Brake Failure Accident

There is no good time for a brake failure to happen but, in the worst case scenarios, a car traveling at a high speed when the brakes give out can cause a head-on collision that can result in serious injury or even wrongful death.

Injuries in brake failure accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Bodily injuries
  • Burns
  • Wrongful death
  • Bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Lost limbs
  • Concussions
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Paralysis

If you were in a car crash caused by brake failure, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you think that your injury was minor — or that you did not have one at all — be aware that many symptoms do not show up until much later.

Not only is your physical health at stake after a brake failure accident, but your financial health could be affected long into the future. You need to speak with a car accident attorney in St. Louis as soon as possible to protect your health, interests, and overall recovery process.

Brake Failure Product Liability

According to the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS), vehicle failures were the reason behind 44,000 auto accidents in the United States in one year alone, and 22% of these crashes were specifically attributed to brake-related problems.

When there is a brake-related error of any kind, typically the first step is to determine whether there was a product defect in the manufacturing or design of the vehicle. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall website to check if your vehicle has been the subject of a recall.

At the Hayden Law Firm, we see far too many big auto manufacturers put profits over people and rush a product to market without making sure it’s safe. We place our lives into the hands of car companies every day. These two-ton machines are capable of causing significant harm to ourselves or our loved ones. Mega-corporations should have a high standard of care when producing vehicles for millions of people and, if they are found to be negligent of this, they should be held accountable.

If your car suffered a failure and you suspect it was due to defective brakes, contact a product liability lawyer in St. Louis, MO, to file a claim against the auto manufacturer, distributor, or any other party in the product supply chain.

Proving Negligence in a Brake Failure Accident

Brake failure cases often come down to proving negligence on the part of a separate liable party; however, it can be challenging to determine exactly who is liable in the first place: the vehicle manufacturer, parts supplier, the auto repair garage in charge of servicing your vehicle, the other driver, etc.

Once you determine the liable party, it is even more difficult to prove negligence without the help of a skilled car accident attorney. The sooner you get us involved, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence on your behalf to support one or more of the following claims:

  • A brake failure was the cause of your car crash
  • The negligence or inaction of the liable party resulted in the unsafe condition of your brakes
  • You suffered a physical, financial, or emotional loss as a result of the crash
  • Your car had not significantly changed since when the liable party had the car last
  • Your car had been properly inspected within a reasonable amount of time prior to the crash and any maintenance required was performed accordingly
  • You were not aware of the brake defect prior to driving
  • You could not have done anything to prevent the car crash when the brake system malfunctioned

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Why You Need the Help of a Brake Failure Attorney

Time is of the essence after a brake failure accident. Every minute in which you delay speaking to The Hayden Law Firm means you could be losing out on evidence that is critical to your claim. While you take the time you need to recover, we will get to work gathering photographic evidence, identifying key witnesses, obtaining police reports, and more.

Your vehicle is perhaps the most important piece of evidence in an auto defect product liability case; we work to ensure that it is preserved in its unaltered state following the crash. We will bring in an expert to perform a complete and thorough inspection to look for defects and malfunctions that were out of your control. All of this will help strengthen your claim and give you the best chance at success.

The legal system may not always be fair or straightforward, but Amanda Hayden wants to help make it work for you. She founded her firm on the belief that no one should have to confront their legal crisis alone and unprepared. Get in touch with The Hayden Law Firm to get started on building your case now.

Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Who Cares

All accidents are difficult and challenging to move on from, but when it involves a brake failure, you may be more in the dark than ever. This is especially true in cases in which another vehicle was involved or if you have to face a big auto manufacturer and their army of attorneys. We believe that the only thing you should be focusing on after a car accident is how you can move on from this situation with financial security. Let us help you on this journey.

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident that was out of your control, contact or call a brake failure lawyer in St. Louis, MO, at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation.

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