Bad Brakes are a Common Cause of Car Accidents in Honolulu County Hawaii

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Lengthy skidmarks like these tell a story to an expert who knows how to properly analyze them, contact a local Honolulu brake accident attorney to have him help you understand how to read these skid marks.The Honolulu, Hawaii, car accident attorneys who advertise on this page have the experience to work with car accident victims to ensure their rights and the rights of the victim's family are protected and fervently pursued in the Hawaii Courts. If one of the law firms you contact on this site takes your case, they will likely take the case on a contingency fee basis. This means they will only get paid if you get paid! Thus, you can rest assured they have your best interests in mind and focus on putting the pieces of your life back together. The attorney you hired is going to do everything he or she can to get you everything you deserve. 

Often after an accident you will feel angry and hurt. You will obviously want to go after the person who caused you this harm. This is understandable but it is also one of the main reasons you need to contact on of the lawyers on this site who specializes in bad brake car accidents! Many clients have a difficult time, and justifiably so, focusing on what is the best resolution of their case and instead simply want to "stick-it" to the other guy. An experienced Honolulu County car accident attorney will be there to help set your expectations as to what you can recover and to help set you on the best course of action.

The goal of every Honolulu County vehicle accident lawyer will be, first and foremost, to get you everything you are entitled to under the law and to do so in a quick and efficient matter. With that being said, many times the defendant or the insurance company representing him will not want to give you what is owed! As a result, it is important you be ready for your car accident lawsuit to go to trial. If this happens, do not fret because the car accident attorneys in Honolulu, Hawaii, are ready to defend your interests before a judge and jury!

Car Accident Trials

If you do have to go to trial your car accident attorney will know how to properly put together the facts of your case so the jury will be able to understand exactly what happened on the day of your car accident. This, of course, will take a significant amount of preparation. Your attorney will want to constantly be in contact with you! You should always tell your attorney the complete truth when he asks you question. The easiest way to ruin a case is by letting your car accident attorney be caught off guard in court! He knows the law, but you know what happened!  

Courtrooms like the one depicted here is likely similar to the court that your car accident trial will be heard in Honolulu County Hawaii.In addition to talking to you about what happened, your lawyer is going to want to talk to as many witnesses as possible. This is why it is important to get the contact information from people who witnessed your accident, specifically witnesses who do not know you! While you know you are telling the truth, it is your lawyer's job to convince the jury that your version of what happened is the one to believe. If the defendant does not settle your case it is likely because he thinks he can convince the jury the accident was not his fault. As a result, his attorney is going to try his best to convince the court that his client should not have to pay for your injuries and damages. Impartial witnesses are useful in helping to convince a jury you are the one to be believed!

Finally, one of the main reasons you want to hire an attorney who specializes in car accident law is because they will know the right experts to call to assist in proving both fault and damages. When bad brakes are a cause in your injury, your Honolulu County automobile accident attorney will have experts who specialize in car brakes. These experts know everything there is to know about brakes and how to analyze the scene of an accident, including the brakes themselves, and to understand whether bad brakes were a factor in your injuries. Every car owner has a duty to put a safe vehicle on the road. This duty includes having a car that is able to safely stop whether it is when they are driving down a major interstate highway like SH 92, SH 61, I-H1 or SH 64, or one of the main streets in Honolulu like TC N Beretania Street, Ala Moana Boulevard, or Alakea Street.

Brakes 101

The Importance of Maintaining Your Brakes:

The difference between having working, well-maintained brakes and worn out brakes can mean life or death. Let's face it, your car is carrying extremely important cargo: YOU! If your brakes stop working then it is likely to be only a matter of time until you will stop working as well. Remember, coming to a stop is generally one of safest actions you can take as a driver. Your car's brake system is one of the most important safety features on your vehicle and as a result you should treat it as so. 

Signs of Bad Brakes: 

There are a number of signs that you need to get your brakes checked on your car! The most obvious sign that your brakes need to be inspected and possibly replaced is that the metal wear strip on the brake begins to squeal. While, this is certainly the most obvious sign it is sometimes difficult to hear because you are often inside the car while driving. It is a good practice to make a habit of listening to your car to help diagnose problems. Occasionally, you should drive with your windows down so when you are braking you can hear whether or not your brakes are squeaking down! The earlier you detect your brakes are wearing down the cheaper it will be to address the issue.

If you are driving and hearing a grinding noise you should immediately go to a brake repair shop! Grinding is one of the most damaging things that can happen to your brakes because the grinding noise is either causing damage to your brake rotor or brake drum. If you have to repair this damage you will be spending a lot of money.  

The next sign of bad brakes is a deteriorating stopping capability. To see whether your car's brakes are deteriorating pay special attention to your car's ability to come to a complete stop. If your car takes a long time to come to a complete stop then you know something is clearly wrong with your car's braking system. If you have never paid particular attention to how long it takes your car to stop another good measure is to notice how far you have to press your brake pedal. If you are have to push the brake pedal completely to the floor, there may be an issue with your car's brake system that you should have inspected. Visit a brake specialist immediately!

If you think you have bad brakes immediately get your brakes inspected at a local Honolulu County Hawaii brake shop. Here is a list, and map, of brake repair shops in Honolulu, Hawaii:

Midas Honolulu
1335 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 593-8118
Auto Tech On The Go
848 Kii Street
Honolulu, HI 96825
(877) 630-9986
Atlas Brake & Repair Inc
2014 Republican Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 842-1434
Auto Repair Honolulu
575 Cooke Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 213-0136
Fantastik Auto Repair Shop Inc.
2031 Colburn Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 842-3777

Honolulu Area Brake Repair Shops


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Contact one of the attorneys advertised on this page as soon as possible to ensure you and your family's legal rights are protected immediately after the accident through the resolution of your case!