Brake Failure and Product Liability
If your brakes failed, causing an accident, a manufacturing defect could be to blame. Whether this occurred in one particular group of brakes, or was due to an inherent design flaw, New Jersey law holds the manufacturer liable for the defect–and any injuries it causes. By bringing suit against the company, an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer can win damages for you, while at the same time bringing these defects to the publicâ€™s attention.
Brake Failure and Negligence
Itâ€™s also possible that the brakes themselves were not faulty, but was installed incorrectly, or that the mechanic missed a potential problem. In this case, the mechanicâ€™s shop or dealership should be held responsible for its negligence. Your personal injury attorney should be able to ascertain whether one–or both–of these situations occurred.
If you suspect that your brake failure was due to product defect or a mechanicâ€™s negligence, you need to discuss your case with a Jersey personal injury attorney. Using experts such as accident reconstructionists, your attorney will examine DOT safety inspection reports, accident records, and other evidence to discover what–and who–was really to blame for your accident, and recover damages accordingly. The statute of limitations does apply, however; call or visit Jersey Personal Injury for a free consultation today.