Accidents Caused by Faulty Tractor-Trailer Brakes
Brakes are the most important component to maintaining safe operation of tractor-trailers. Overheated brake linings and other damaged braking system components can inhibit stopping ability and cause accidents that lead to catastrophic injuries and death for innocent motorists.
If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of a truck accident, it is important to understand your rights, including the right to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
At Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP, our team has more than 25 years of experience pursuing full compensation for truck accident victims. Call (916) 774-7200 to set up a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Sacramento.
Faulty Tractor-Trailer Brake Accidents In Placer, Sacramento, And El Dorado Counties
The braking systems in tractor-trailers consist primarily of an air brake system and a brake drum. The drum uses the friction of the linings that meet the drum to reduce speed and bring the vehicle to a stop. These linings reach temperatures as high as 600 degrees when the system is operating properly. When it is not operating properly, the temperatures can reach as high as 1,000 degrees and lead to failure.
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Our team thoroughly investigates the causes of big rig accidents and pursues compensation from all available sources, including negligent truck drivers who fail to inspect their vehicles and parts manufacturers who build and supply defective brake components.
If you or a loved one in California has suffered an injury due to faulty tractor-trailer brakes, you need to protect your rights. Contact our Roseville firm today to set up a free attorney consultation by calling (916) 774-7200 or by completing our brief online form. Evening and weekend appointments are available, and we make home and hospital visits if necessary.