One of the most common causes of truck accidents is brake failure. According to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Transportation, 29.4 percent of crashes involving large trucks included brake-related issues such as brake failure or brakes that are out of adjustment. It is helpful for truck drivers to understand the most common causes of brake failure so they can aid in the prevention of these types of accidents.
Certain individuals are responsible for the maintenance and proper functioning of brakes in a truck. If you are involved in a truck accident caused by malfunctioning brakes, the following parties may be liable:
Coming to a resolution over who is responsible for brake failure can be a complicated process. If you were involved in a truck accident in which brakes failed, work with a dedicated North Carolina truck accident attorney at Lanier Law Group, P.A.
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