Atlanta Brake Malfunction Attorneys
Among the many complicated mechanical systems in a truck that could potentially malfunction, the brakes pose one of the most significant risks. When brakes malfunction, it will be next to impossible for a truck driver to perform an emergency stop to prevent an accident. These accidents are preventable, as they are often the cause of some form of negligence. Even so, the fact remains that these accidents are usually catastrophic for victims.
At Ausband & Dumont, our Atlanta brake malfunction lawyers understand just how important it will be for accident victims to offset the considerable costs of their recovery. Our firm can help you pursue the kind of compensation you will need to address the serious effects of the accident. As overwhelming as all of this probably seems right now, our legal team will be there to fight on your behalf every step of the way.
Who is responsible when a truck’s brakes malfunction?
The manufacturer or designers of the brake system, the trucking company, or a third-party maintenance contractor are most likely liable for the malfunction. What we will need to do in order to determine liability for the accident is to determine where the problem that caused the malfunction originated. For instance, if we can prove that the malfunction resulted from an imbalance in the braking system, the person responsible for inspecting and maintaining the brakes would be responsible for their failure. On the other hand, if the cause of the malfunction was a defect, the company that manufactured or designed the brake system may be liable.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries
Once we identify the responsible party, we can turn our attention to developing a legal strategy. The intention is to demand compensation for the effects the accident had on you or someone you love. We must seek compensation compatible with the kind of long-term issues you and your family will need to address, including:
- The cost of the emergency medical care you needed
- The cost of long-term medical and rehabilitative care
- The cost of any ongoing pharmaceutical treatments
- The cost of any daily living aids you may now require
- The persistent pain and suffering the accident caused
- The income that you cannot earn while you recover
- The income you will not be able to earn if you cannot return to work
- The property damage to your vehicle, particularly if it was totaled
Though it can be difficult to think about the financial consequences after a serious accident, remember that this may be your only opportunity to pursue compensation. With that in mind, we can help you take any course of legal action necessary to hold the responsible party accountable for your accident.
Consult with a Brake Malfunction Attorney in Atlanta
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by a malfunction in the truck’s brake system, you should reach out to an attorney to discuss liability and legal action. With more than 18 years to draw upon, our firm has all the experience and resources necessary to take on the party responsible for the malfunction. To speak with an Atlanta brake malfunction attorney from Ausband & Dumont about the particulars of your claim, please call our offices at (404) 812-0051 today.