In a statement made in early May, German automobile company Mercedes-Benz announced that starting May 27th certain ML, GL, and R class vehicles made between 2006 and 2012 will need to be taken to a dealership for inspection after a recall has been issued. In a statement made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, moisture has the potential to infiltrate the brake booster housing and cause corrosion.
Having full control of the brakes of a car is imperative to the safety of your passengers, as well as to your own life. Brakes give a car the ability to decelerate in a safe manner, so having the proper functionality is key. Here are some tips to encourage overall brake health.
- Give yourself enough time to slow down in-between vehicles. Not slamming on the brakes often will ensure the least amount of wear and tear to your vehicle.
- Apply even pressure when operating the brakes. When braking, apply even pressure on the pedal to engage all brake pads at the same time and in an even manner.
- Have annual brake checks. Having brake checks often can prevent a serious defect that will go unnoticed and cause possibly cause future damage to the car or others.
- Replace your brake pad and fluid. Replacing the brake pads and brake fluid is essential to the functionality of your braking system.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured or involved in a car crash due to moisture causing corrosion on your brakes in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Not only can a car wreck affect someone physically, but it can also affect someone’s life personally. People can face trauma surrounding the accident. Anxiety, depression, and PTSD are some of the most common psychological disorders that can plague people who have been involved in serious accidents. Hiring a lawyer who understands how to navigate cases against big companies that may try to sweep wrongdoing on their part under the rug with a settlement that will only cover physical damages. The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. are equipped with the knowledge and skills to go into litigation, or further, if necessary, against large corporations such as Mercedes-Benz. At Spiros Law, P.C., we will fight for your right to just compensation for not only your physical damages but your mental and emotional trauma as well. Call (815) 929-9292 or visit one of our three offices located in Champaign, Kankakee, and Danville to set up your free consultation today.
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