Brake Failure & Trucking Accidents

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers On Your Side

Because of the large size of semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and big rigs, accidents can be caused by a number of factors. One of the more common causes, however, is brake failure. There are countless trucks on the road every year and they must go through proper inspection and maintenance in order to make sure they are safe to operate. This includes checking the brakes to ensure they work properly.

When a truck driver or the trucking company fails to provide proper inspection, maintenance, or repair, brakes can fail. With the size of big rigs, stopping is already difficult enough, but with bad or defective brakes, it can be nearly impossible to stop in time when traveling at a higher speed. When this happens, accidents occur and victims can sustain serious injury. At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., our Chicago truck accident attorneys work hard to determine if brake failure was the cause of the accident and hold the liable party accountable for your damages.

Call us at (312) 313-0202 for your free case review.

Who Is Liable?

When filing a personal injury claim, it is important to determine liability. This allows the victim to file a suit against the responsible party. In the case of a truck accident caused by brake failure, there are a number of parties which can be held accountable.

If any of the following failed to check the brakes, they can be held liable:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • Maintenance crew
  • Brake manufacturer

From the moment we take your case, our team makes it a point to provide skilled legal counsel focused on your best interests. If you were injured in a trucking accident due to brake failure, odds are you are already dealing with extensive physical, financial, and emotional hardships. Allow our team to help you seek the compensation you need and deserve. We have helped recover more than $4 billion on behalf of our past clients. We’re ready to guide you through the legal process, too.

Call Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. at (312) 313-0202 today.