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Brake Failure Lawyers in Maine

Representing Brake Failure Accident Victims for 40 Years

Working brakes are essential to all motor vehicles, yet there are a lot of vehicles with defective or faulty brakes on the road. Out of the 8,658 vehicles inspected for Brake Safety Day 2021, a total of 1,273 were found to have brake-related violations and, subsequently, put out of service. Overall, brake-related problems have been cited as the second-leading vehicle-related cause of traffic accidents.

Have you been injured in a truck brake failure accident? You likely have the right to compensation for the damages you have incurred, whether that includes pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, loss of quality of life, or more. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is here to help you recover your full and fair compensation. Over the past 40 years, we have become known for our skill in protecting the rights of Maine residents.

Call (207) 222-7261 to arrange a free, confidential consultation with a Maine brake failure lawyer.

Identifying Brake Failure in a Truck Accident

Brake failure is easy to identify when you have a thorough understanding of large trucks and the regulations governing them. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our lawyers are highly knowledgeable about the various components of truck braking systems. We will work to uncover whether the root of the brake failure has to do with a manufacturing or design defect, poor brake maintenance, or driver error.

Defective Truck Brakes

If a brake is defectively designed or manufactured, brake failure is very likely. Often, the brake booster (which amplifies the pressure applied to the brake) or the brake cylinder (which compresses brake fluid) are found to be defective, but any part of the brake system may be to blame. All it takes is one faulty component to make the whole brake system fall apart.

Poor Brake Maintenance

Poor brake maintenance can also lead to brake failure. Common examples include low or leaking brake fluid, poorly adjusted brakes, worn brake pads, and overheated brakes. The trucking company is considered liable when poor truck maintenance is involved.

Driver Error

Truck drivers must follow certain rules and regulations to ensure that their brakes are effective. This includes driving at low speeds on winding, mountainous roads and on residential roads and city streets. When they drive recklessly to the point that their brakes are rendered ineffective (such as speeding due to intoxicated driving), they may be held liable for any resulting accidents.

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Learn your rights in a free consultation with a Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. attorney. We will help you determine whether brake failure was to blame for your large trucking accident and, if so, who can be held accountable. Based in Portland, our Maine attorney team has recovered millions for our injured clients. Discover what it’s like to work with a capable, caring legal team.

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  • Trucking Accident Causing Death Settlement $15 Million

    $15 Million settlement in trucking accident causing death

  • Wrongful Death Auto Accident $6 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million

    Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

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