Brake Pad Malfunction
Vehicle brakes are complicated devices. Disk brakes are the most common brake type and are either located on the front two tires of a vehicle or on all four. Hitting the brakes causes a piston to press against the brake pads which in turn puts pressure on the rotor located next to the hub of a wheel. The vehicle will then come to a stop based on how hard the brakes were pushed. Without proper functioning brake pads, the piston will put direct pressure on the rotor, and the wheel may not be able to stop quickly. Every year, thousands of people are injured due to accidents caused by malfunctioning brake pads.
If you were injured in a car accident resulting from defective brake pads, contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights to compensation.
Reasons for Brake Pad Malfunction
Before brake pads fully wear out, there will be signs of their diminished efficiency. Squeaky or grinding brakes should be checked immediately. However, brake pad failure is not always in a car owner’s control. The following situations may lead to the malfunctioning of brake pads:
- Normal wear and tear
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Repair mistakes
- Improper installation
If you have been the victim of an accident caused by defective or malfunctioning brake pads, you may be facing increased insurance premiums, expensive property damage bills, and expensive medical bills for your injuries. Fortunately, compensation for these losses may be available.
Brake pads are an essential part of a vehicle’s braking system, and when someone else’s negligence results in them malfunctioning, it is important to hold the responsible party accountable. Contact the Sheboygan auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.