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Litigating accidents caused by a vehicle that failed to brake

Accident investigators in Michigan and around the country sometimes find it difficult to determine what happened in the moments prior to a collision. Distraction, intoxication or drowsiness is often suspected when no evasive action was taken before a crash, but accidents can also be caused by mechanical failure or a defect of some kind. Establishing liability is crucial in lawsuits filed on behalf of car accident victims, and plaintiff's attorneys may review police reports closely before deciding how to proceed when their client was hurt by a vehicle that failed to brake.

The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has led to an epidemic of distracted driving in the United States, and car accident investigators may study cellphone records or the information stored on automobile data recorders when distraction is suspected. Police could have the vehicles involved in a crash examined in situations where mechanical failure may have played a role, but the driver involved could still be considered negligent if the failure was caused by poor maintenance.

Government accident statistics suggest that the vast majority of road traffic accidents involve some kind of human error, but crashes caused by automobile defects do occur. In these situations, attorneys representing the accident victims and accident investigators will seek to determine if the vehicle manufacturer or a service facility was at fault. Modern automobiles feature highly sophisticated electronic braking systems, and identifying the cause of a catastrophic brake failure can be a challenge.

The injuries suffered by road users in accidents caused by vehicles that took no evasive action are often debilitating, and personal injury attorneys may seek compensation for both their medical expenses and lost income in the lawsuits filed on their behalf. When the accidents that injured them were caused by mechanical defects, attorneys may urge the companies involved to consider their exposure and settle product liability litigation.

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