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Brake Failure & Trucking Accidents

Chicago Truck Brake Defect Lawyers Fighting for You

The large size of semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and big rigs can increase the types and severity of accidents involving these vehicles. One of the more common causes 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.

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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 can occur and victims can sustain serious injury. At Power Rogers, our Chicago truck accident attorneys work hard to determine if brake failure was the cause of the crash and hold the liable party accountable for your damages.

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. When a truck crash is caused by brake failure, there are a number of parties that can potentially be held accountable.

If any of the following parties failed to check the brakes, they could potentially be held liable:

  • The Truck Driver: The driver themselves is the most likely party to be found liable for failing breaks, because it is their responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is in proper working order.
  • The Trucking Company: Trucking companies can be found liable if they failed to enforce or implement safety protocols their employees need to follow, or if they were aware of an issue and allowed the defective vehicle to remain on the road.
  • Maintenance Crew: Maintenance crews are required to keep vehicles in proper working order, and federal law requires them to keep detailed maintenance records in order to keep track of what work was done on a vehicle. These records can be vital when determining liability.
  • Brake Manufacturer: If the brake issue stemmed from the design or manufacture of the device itself, then the manufacturer may potentially be liable, especially if the brakes never met federal safety standards.

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Speak With An Experienced Attorney Today

From the moment we take your case, our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Power Rogers make it a point to provide skilled legal counsel focused on your best interests. If you were injured in a trucking crash 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 recovered more than $4 billion on behalf of our past clients. We’re ready to guide you through the legal process, too. Call us at (312) 313-0202 to get started with a free case evaluation today.

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    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

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    Power Rogers has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $900 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

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    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Truck Accident Questions

  • What are the Most Common Causes of a Truck Accident?

    A: Many factors can cause truck accidents. Poor maintenance, improper loading of the truck, driving under the influence, and other legal violations are just a few of the most common causes of truck accidents.

  • Who Can Be Held Liable?

    A: In many truck accident cases, the trucking company may be held liable for injuries and other damages. Just like any personal injury case, though, truck accident lawsuits and claims involve many factors - so the best way to understand who is legally liable for your damages is by seeking legal guidance.

  • What Should I Look for When Hiring an Attorney?

    A: Experience is key. However, simply looking for an attorney with the most years of legal experience might not be enough. You should also look for counsel who has handled cases similar to yours in the past and will keep your best interests at the forefront of the case.