The CA brake defect lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys recently filed a complaint against General Motors (GM) on behalf of our clients, California residents Scott and Samantha Peckerar. The couple, owners of a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, claim the company knowingly installed defective braking systems in thousands of Chevy and GMC pick-up trucks and SUVs, and the Cadillac Escalade – all GM vehicles.
General Motors Brake Failure and What California Residents Need to Know
Having your brakes fail while driving can be a terrifying experience, especially on dangerous California highways such as Route 138, I-5, or I-10. It could even happen as you approach a busy crosswalk in beautiful downtown Sonoma, California. In a truck or SUV with faulty brakes, the family trip to Disneyland, a Dodgers or Giants game could quickly turn deadly for passengers or pedestrians.
Car accidents caused by bad brakes result in serious, life-threatening injuries for everyone involved, and manufacturers often blame the driver instead of their faulty brakes. Unfortunately, thousands of these defective brake systems have been installed in General Motors vehicles across California. Don’t wait until it happens to you!
Bringing the Fight to General Motors in California
If you or a loved one in California is troubled by faulty brakes in a General Motors vehicle, contact the California brake failure attorneys at Cory Watson about your rights. You shouldn’t have to pay for a manufacturer’s negligence – call (877) 562-0000 now or complete our free online consultation form.
Which General Motors Vehicles Might Have Faulty Brakes?
- Chevrolet Tahoes (2015 to present)
- Chevrolet Suburbans (2015 to present)
- Chevrolet Silverados (2014 to present)
- Cadillac Escalades (2015 to present)
- GMC Sierras (2014 to present)
- GMC Yukon/Yukon XLs (2015 to present)
Gallery of Affected General Motors Vehicles
California Car Accidents Due to Defective Brakes
The GM brake defect makes it difficult to stop: the brake pedal becomes hard, requiring the driver to use much more force to slow their vehicle down and stop before hitting another vehicle or pedestrian.
Warning Signs of Defective Brakes:
- Difficult to slow down
- Delayed brake response
- Hard brake pedal
- Faulty vacuum pump
- Vehicle warning light
- Unusual sounds
- Leaking fluid
Let Our Experience Be Your Strength
When you or someone you love is affected by brake failure, only the best California class action lawyers will do. You need an experienced legal team with the experience, knowledge and resources needed to build a strong case against the world’s largest automobile manufacturers like General Motors.
The lawyers at Cory Watson are no stranger to winning class action lawsuits against automotive giants like General Motors. In 2017, a California state court jury awarded a $25 million verdict to our plaintiffs after determining that a Nissan SUV’s defective brakes caused an accident that killed three people and resulted in an elderly driver being wrongfully charged with vehicular manslaughter. Cory Watson attorneys Brett Turnbull, Jerome Tapley, Ryan Lutz, and Adam Pittman led the trial team representing plaintiffs.
California – Take Action Against General Motors Today
When you’re struggling with mechanic fees or medical bills from your defective brakes, it’s easy to get the help you need. The California brake failure lawyers at Cory Watson are ready to fight for you! We’ve helped thousands of clients stand up for what’s right, and we aren’t afraid to take on corporate giants.