Texas Girl Claims Brake Failure Contributed to Car Crash

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 13-Oct-2011

A 17-year-old Texas girl who crashed into the side of a 7-Eleven water display said the brakes on the car she was driving, failed, provoking the car accident.

Driving a Ford F-150 truck, the girl told police who arrived at the scene that she was unable to stop, causing $3,500 in damages to the store window and merchandise.

Brake failure in vehicles has been a widespread problem, specifically effecting particular car and truck manufacturers. Defective brakes can be caused by a variety of factors, from poor design to negligent manufacturing practices to inadequate maintenance. Understanding the signs of failing of defective brakes is important to maintaining a vehicle that will safeguard loved ones while promoting proper reaction to dangerous situations consumers face on the road each day.

Some of the signs that brakes may be defective or need replacement include:

Poor braking performance, making it hard to stop the vehicle

Squealing or grinding that occurs when braking

Pulling to one side

Loss of brake pedal

Pulsating during braking

Clicking noises coming from the brakes

A lit ABS light for antilock brakes

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a car crash caused by defective brakes, call our product liability attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of the 11 locations for our defective brake law firm in Texas for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.


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