Los Angeles Truck Brake Failure Attorneys
Dedicated Advocacy for Truck Brake Failure Accident Victims for Over 30 Years
With a steady flow of trucks traveling through Los Angeles on its many
freeways and roads, the truck accident attorneys at Baum Hedlund Aristei
& Goldman have seen how brake failure can lead to devastating crashes
in a matter of seconds. Our legal team is proud to advocate for LA residents
injured in brake failure accidents.
Why Call Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman?
It is all too common that large companies and corporations try to take
advantage of those they have injured by disregarding or minimizing the
damages they have suffered—our attorneys work to make sure that
won’t happen. Baum Hedlund offers a distinct approach to legal representation:
We develop our winning case strategies with each client’s needs
at the center, taking care to amplify their voice so they will not be
dismissed. When we say we put our clients first, we mean it.
Our award-winning approach has resulted in groundbreaking case results
for those injured in commercial vehicle accidents:
$15 million recovered for the
wrongful death of our client’s loved one in a commercial vehicle accident;
$8.5 million recovered in a combined verdict and post-judgment settlement against Tyson
Foods after a
large trucking accident; and
$6.9 million recovered for a case in which a semi-truck rolled over a stopped car,
killing two people and injuring another.
Please note that our proven track record is intended to show the range
of our success in this area of the law. Past results do not guarantee
similar results for your case; no law firm can guarantee a favorable outcome.
Don’t wait any longer—call (855) 948-5098 to speak with a
Los Angeles brake failure attorney in a free consultation.
When Brake Failure Leads to a Truck Accident
According to the Southern California Association of Governments
(SCAG), commercial truck accidents happen most often on:
- The 710 at the 60 in the East LA Interchange, which sees about 7.2 crashes
every year; and
- The 5 between the 710 and the 10 in the East LA Interchange, which sees
about 6.6 accidents every year.
SCAG identified human error as the leading cause of these accidents. Still,
faulty brakes remain an issue when human error is absent. In fact, brake
failure has become such a widespread problem that the
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) created a national Brake Safety Week to help tackle it.
Seeking Compensation for a Brake Failure Accident
Victims of brake failure accidents have the right to seek compensation
for their losses, or damages, through a civil lawsuit. The victim’s
legal team may hold a trucking company and/or its operators liable if
the following factors caused injury or harm to people or property:
- Failed to conduct regular inspections of its trucks’ brake systems;
- Failed to train its employees on how to properly inspect truck brake systems; or
- Failed to hire a capable mechanic to inspect the brake systems.
- Brake system failure resulting in an accident or harm.
A truck parts manufacturer may also be held liable in the event that it
sold defectively designed or manufactured brakes. These companies have
a legal obligation to ensure their brakes are safe before they make it
on the road, and they can be held accountable should they fail to fulfill
If you are unsure who is liable for the brake failure accident that injured
you, our Los Angeles trial lawyers can help. We have the skills needed
to investigate cases involving any potentially liable party.