Your brakes are arguably the most important piece of equipment on your car. There are two types of brake systems used throughout the world: disc brakes and drum brakes. Most cars employ a combination of the two systems, using disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear.

Drum brakes work by applying pressure to the brake drum. Disc brakes, on the other hand, essentially squeeze the rotating wheel disc causing the car to slow. Most experts agree that disc brake systems are more reliable and less prone to failure than drum brakes.

Antilock braking systems apply even pressure on the rotating wheel, preventing it from locking. Brake systems have been known to fail, due to both poor maintenance and defective design.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a brake failure, it may be important to contact an attorney to help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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