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Did failure of brakes result in three car crash?

It is alleged that a driver ran a red light due to the failure of the brakes in his vehicle, and this then resulted in a three car crash. Though fortunately no one was injured in the accident, all of the vehicles involved in the accident sustained major damage.

The car accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. on a Thursday morning on a Wisconsin road. This accident did occur during winter conditions, but there is no indication that slippery conditions contributed to the accident. However, the driver that reportedly caused the accident was cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended license and for running a red light.

Like every other car accident, an investigation will need to be made to determine how this crash came about. Though citations have been issued by authorities, victims of the crash may wish for an independent analysis of the crash to determine if other parties may also be at fault.

For example, the assertion that the brakes may have been non-operational certainly deserves to be followed-up. It's possible that the brakes were poorly maintained, or that there was a manufacturing defect in the way the brakes were assembled or designed. This could mean that the driver that ran the red light was not solely at fault for what occurred.

And while no one was injured in this car accident, there will be many more similar accidents where someone was severely injured. Injuries from these types of crashes can often be serious and permanent in nature.

It never hurts to speak with an attorney experienced in dealing with car accident lawsuits regarding these types of matters. An attorney may be able to provide additional legal options and, if personal injuries actually occurred, provide a means to be fully compensated for medical expenses and other costs.

Source: Oak Creek Patch, "Brake Failure Causes Three-Car Accident," by Mark Schaaf, Jan. 12, 2013

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