Perhaps no auto defect is more terrifying than brake failure. Brakes help to slow down and stop a car and they are often the force that helps prevent automobile accidents. However, when brakes fail, drivers are at greater risk of colliding with fellow motorists and pedestrians.
Brake failure may be the fault of an automobile’s manufacturer or a third-party repair shop. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an accident resulting from brake failure, contact the Waukesha auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Responding to Brake Failure
When an individual in an automobile realizes that his or her brakes are not responding, it may cause a sense of panic. While this is a perfectly normal reaction, individuals should focus on staying calm and trying to bring the car to a stop through alternate means.
In the event of brake failure, individuals should:
- Warn other drivers by honking and turning on hazard lights
- Brush a foot under the brake pedal to make sure nothing is obstructing the pedal
- Pump on the brake pedal to generate more force
- Gently lift on the emergency brake to gradually slow the vehicle
While these methods may not work in all cases, they at least give an individual a chance at stopping.
Injuries resulting from brake failure may be the liability of auto manufacturers or brake shops. To help determine who was at fault in your case, contact the Waukesha auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.