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Category: Brake Failure

How Often Are Commercial Truck Accidents Caused By Brake Failure?

Posted on January 17, 2018 in Brake Failure

Large trucks are notoriously bad at making short stops. Federal law permits big rigs to weigh as much as 80,000 pounds – about 20 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. It takes a lot of stopping power to halt 80,000 pounds, especially if the driver is speeding. Sometimes, brakes may give out due to a defective vehicle part or poor truck maintenance. Get the facts on brake failure-related trucking accidents, and who may be liable for damages. Big Rig Brake Failure Statistics Large commercial trucks use different brake systems than your average car. Passenger vehicles use hydraulic brakes,… read more