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Brake Failure Accident Lawyer in Nashville

Your Legal Rights After a Brake Failure Accident

Most semi-trucks have a total of 18 wheels between the cab and the trailer, and their large tires can support upwards of 30 tons of cargo. If something goes wrong with just one of those wheels, the whole truck can become a dangerous hazard on the road. Brake failure is one of the most common problems associated with the wheels of semi-trucks.

Attorney Stanley A. Davis is a man who values faith and family, and he built his firm on those founding principles. He believes that truck drivers and trucking companies should be held accountable for negligence that causes innocent accident victims so much pain. After a truck accident, our attorney knows how to investigate a crash involving a semi to determine if it was caused by defective brakes, and if lack of proper maintenance is to blame.

Common Causes of Truck Brake Failure

Most semi-trucks use air brake systems, which can be much more effective at bringing large, heavy trucks to a stop than the kind of brakes installed on normal vehicles. However, if these systems are not properly maintained and adjusted, they can become weaker and sometimes stop working altogether. When a semi-truck is unable to stop, catastrophic accidents happen.

When a truck’s brakes fail, several different parties may be to blame. Those responsible for truck brake failure could include:

  • The trucking company: Trucking companies are supposed to perform regular inspections of their trucks to ensure they are in proper working order. Too often, trucking companies skip these inspections in order to save time and money.
  • The truck driver: Many truck drivers are trained to be able to inspect and adjust their own brakes. Drivers who are rushing or who have stopped caring may not be checking their air brake systems as often as is necessary.
  • The loading company: The trailers that are pulled by big rig trucks have their own built-in braking systems. If a trucker picks up cargo from a loading company, that company may be responsible if the trailer’s brakes fail.
  • The brake manufacturer: Sometimes a mechanical failure in a truck’s brake is the result of a design defect or manufacturer error. In these cases, the manufacturer may be liable for defective truck brake failure.

Talk to Our Attorney About Whether Brake Failure Is at Fault

After a truck accident, you should take time to heal and spend time with your family. While you are recovering, Attorney Stan Davis can investigate the crash and determine if faulty brakes are to blame.

Our attorney has devoted his practice to helping the people of Nashville and East Tennessee, including his neighbors in Murfreesboro, Franklin, and the surrounding areas. He believes in helping those in need. If you need a lawyer who has experience dealing with the complex laws that govern the trucking industry, Attorney Stan Davis can help.

Contact us online or call (615) 866-3938 to schedule a free consultation.

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Real Injuries. Real Recoveries.

  • $300,000 Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident

    Our Nashville truck accident lawyer gained a recovery in a Murfreesboro truck accident case involving a client hit by a tractor-trailer. Although property damage was minimal, the client sustained significant soft tissue injuries.

  • $650,000 Recovered Tractor-Trailer Accident

    Our Nashville personal injury attorney recovered $650,000.00 for an individual who sustained injuries when the defendant, a tractor-trailer driver, caused a car and truck accident by failing to yield the right of way.

  • $900,000 Settlement Work Injury

    A 42-year-old gentleman suffered a premises liability injury while working during the scope and course of his employment against a third party.

  • $425,000 Recovered Premises Liability

    A middle-aged man sustained injuries on the premises of a retail store in Tennessee due to the defendant’s negligence. This injured man was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his neck and suffered headaches.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Non-Economic Damage Caps

    According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Tennessee Supreme Court has set aside a previous ruling by a Hamilton County judge who said that laws capping certain damages in personal injury lawsuits are unconstitutional.

  • $224,619 Verdict Rear-End Collision

    An elderly woman was traveling from Chicago to Florida for a family vacation when the vehicle she was in was rear-ended by a Defendant driver.  Plaintiff suffered a broken collar bone with significant pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

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