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Injuries Caused by Anti-Lock Brakes

 Posted on February 19, 2018 in Car Accidents

Orland Park personal injury attorneysCar accidents can happen for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes, one or more drivers share fault in causing the accident. Other times, the entity who is at fault for the accident is not even on the scene of the accident because the party at fault is the manufacturer of the vehicle. Motor vehicles are extremely complex machines and because of this they frequently have malfunctions which can put the passengers in the car, other motorists on the road, and pedestrians at risk of death or serious injury.

Anti-Lock Brakes Can Malfunction

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a computer-assisted braking system which prevents the brakes from locking up. ABS have come into widespread use in production automobiles since their adoption in the 1970s. In addition to anti-lock brakes, modern motor vehicles also often have electronic control of the front-to-rear bias, traction control, electronic stability control, and emergency brake assist. These computer-assisted features are supposed to make the car safer and more easily controlled. Unfortunately, computer systems in cars can malfunction just like other computer systems.

Motorcyclists Not Sold on Benefit of Anti-Lock Brakes

The Harley-Davidson company is currently recalling the 2008-2011 Touring, CVO Touring, and VRSC models of its motorcycles over potential braking problems. The affected motorcycles are equipped with anti-lock brake systems which can develop problems if not properly maintained. Harley-Davidson has issued the recall because they fear that motorcyclists will not understand how to maintain the system so that it stays in working order.

The company said the affected bikes are equipped with anti-lock brake systems (ABS), but the concern is that if owners did not properly maintain these systems, a braking issue may develop. Motorcycle owners are encouraged to flush the DOT 4 brake fluid at least every two years to prevent deposits from forming on brake components. If a consumer fails to do this, they may experience problems with the braking system which can be dangerous to them as well as other motorists.

Contact Attorney Allen N. Schwartz

Defective automobile litigation is getting more and more challenging as motor vehicles become more and more complex. Furthermore, automobile manufacturers have large teams of attorneys that represent them, making it an intimidating venture to face them alone. If you have been injured due to defective anti-lock brakes or another motor vehicle malfunction, do not try to stand up to the automobile manufactures by yourself. Having an experienced Orland Park defective automobile parts attorney assist you will greatly improve your chances of winning the suit. Contact us at 708-888-2160 and schedule a consultation with Schwartz Injury Law today


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