Do faulty brakes cause car accidents? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Faulty brakes are responsible for approximately 5,000 car accidents every year. If a crash occurs because of faulty brakes and it turns out that the vehicle owner knew but failed to get the brakes repaired, they could be held liable for the crash and losses any injured victims have. If the faulty brake was due to a defect, then the vehicle manufacturer could be held liable.