Brake Failure Accidents
Experienced New Jersey Accident Attorneys Skillfully And Successfully Advocate For Injured Victims
Motor vehicle accidents come in all shapes and sizes, from fender benders to T-bone accidents and multiple car pileups. Rear-end collisions are a common type of accident, and brake failure is often cited as the cause. In some situations, faulty brakes are to blame; in other situations, the driver of the car was driving too closely and their negligence is the reason for the accident. The skilled accident attorneys at Lomurro Law have more than 130 combined years’ experience navigating the complexities of personal injury law, protecting the rights of accident victims and holding responsible parties accountable.
Who Is Liable When A Vehicle Fails To Brake?
Who is considered liable for a car accident when one vehicle fails to brake depends on several factors. Sometimes a driver is tailgating and cannot brake in time before hitting the car in front of them, resulting in a rear-end collision. Other times, a driver is distracted and plows right into another car that is stopped at an intersection. In these situations, the accident is the result of driver error and the at-fault driver is responsible. In some car accidents, the driver applies the brake, but the brake fails to perform and that is the cause of the accident. Brakes fail because of poor maintenance, manufacturing defect or another cause. In this situation, determining liability can get complicated.
Personal Injury Law Is Based On Negligence
Personal injury law pertains to accidents that are the result of negligence. In the case of a car accident that is attributed to brake failure, the driver who failed to brake can be considered negligent. If the brakes did in fact fail to perform, then the manufacturer or the entity that performed maintenance work on the brakes may be held responsible. Because these types of cases can quickly become complicated and involve more than one liable party, it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options.
Legal Time Limits For Filing A Truck Accident Personal Injury Claim In New Jersey
Individual states establish their own time frames for filing claims in the state’s civil court system, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years from the time of the accident. This is a firm deadline. If your personal injury claim is not filed in the New Jersey courts prior to the expiration of the two-year deadline, the courts may refuse to hear your case. If this happens, you will have lost your opportunity to recover any compensation for the injuries you sustained in the accident.
Have You Been Injured In An Accident In New Jersey Due To Someone Else’s Negligence? Let Us Help.
We understand being involved in a car accident is a traumatic event. Let us help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost income. At Lomurro Law, our experienced team of injury lawyers has been helping New Jersey families for more than 130 years combined. We are dedicated, passionate and committed to helping accident victims get their lives back on track. We are available to meet with you to discuss your accident, answer your questions and address your concerns. Schedule a confidential consultation by contacting our office at 732-482-9285 or by contacting us online.