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Making a claim after a fault in a car’s braking system

When purchasing a new vehicle, shoppers consider a number of important factors. These factors will probably include how the car looks. Most shoppers probably have a preference for the color, the interior and the entertainment options inside. In addition to these superficial details, car shoppers will likely also be concerned with the safety of the vehicle, or at the very least they will assume that the vehicle will perform in a safe way.

Therefore, if the vehicle starts to perform strangely, or if the brakes do not work as the driver believes they should, the vehicle may be unsafe to use. If brakes do not work effectively, it can be very dangerous. In this scenario, the driver should stop using the vehicle immediately.

What action should be taken when brakes are faulty?

After noticing that the brakes are not working correctly, the vehicle should not be used, and a qualified mechanic may be able to look at the problem. The mechanic may be able to advise you on the nature of the problem. If it is a defect to blame for the fault of the braking system, it could be a defect in the design of the vehicle or a defect in the manufacture of the vehicle.

You may be able to make a claim against the vehicle manufacturer, arguing either that they were negligent in the manufacture and design of the product, not acting with a sufficient amount of care or that they were strictly liable simply because a defect existed.

If you have suffered injury because of a vehicle defect in the state of California, it is important that you stand up for your legal rights.