Truck Accidents Due to Brake Failure

Georgia Log Truck Attorneys

The ability to stop quickly is a necessity for all truck drivers. Brakes provide the power to allow truck drivers to react to other motorists and changing road conditions. When brakes are faulty or failing, the result can be catastrophic for anyone sharing the road with the truck. Atlanta truck accidents occur almost every day, and it's important to speak with an attorney who can investigate whether brake failure contributed to a crash.

At the Georgia law firm of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we have significant experience filing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits after complex truck crashes. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a truck accident, please contact us or call our attorneys today at 800-213-5343 for a free case evaluation.

Size and Speed of Trucks Make Faulty Brakes Dangerous

Atlanta motorists know that thousands of trucks pass through on our major highways and freeways each day. With Interstates 85, 75 and 20 running through Atlanta and Interstate 285 circling the city, it's no surprise that truck accidents are a major concern.

Properly maintaining a truck is the responsibility of the driver and the truck company. Brakes that work correctly are critical for trucks that weigh many tons and travel in excess of 70 mph.

When a commercial truck or semi truck is not equipped with adequate brakes, disaster can occur. Faulty brakes or brake failure has led to truck accidents that have caused catastrophic brain or spine injuries, as well as fatal injuries.

At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we have more than 20 years of experience investigating the causes of serious and fatal truck accidents. We know what to look for when analyzing whether brake failure contributed to a truck accident on a Georgia road.

Our truck accident lawyers also rely on a network of skilled accident reconstructionists to help us determine the quality of the brakes prior to the crash. It is important to inspect a tractor-trailer as soon as possible after a wreck to determine if the brakes were faulty, because the brakes may be disabled during the towing and storage process.

Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers

After you've been injured in a serious truck accident or a loved one has been killed in a fatal truck accident, contact us or call a Butler Wooten & Peak LLP lawyer at 800-213-5343 to schedule a free case evaluation.