At Polito & Harrington, the health and well-being of our clients, employees and the community remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus and following the guidance of local, state and federal authorities. We will be conducting all non- essential meetings via video or teleconference and remain available to service our clients’ legal needs. Essential meetings in the office will be conducted in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.Although the closure of courts and other cancellations are likely to occur, we remain fully committed to continuing to provide our clients with the same level of service and attention to their legal needs that they have come to expect from Polito & Harrington. We are also open and accepting new cases and referrals. We continue to remain available by email (info@politolaw.com) and via our office phone number (860-447-3300) should you or anyone you know needs to reach us.

Wishing everyone good health,
~ The lawyers and staff of Polito & Harrington

Have Your Brakes Been Recalled?

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Every driver knows that the brakes on their vehicle are essential and you rely on them every time that you drive. Without working brakes, you would have no way to stop or slow down to avoid entering busy intersections, to have control on turns, or to avoid colliding with other vehicles, pedestrians, or other objects. Basically, not having brakes is frightening.

This is why every driver should pay close attention to any recalls involving your vehicle’s brakes – or any other part of your car, for that matter. Two cases this year involving faulty brakes have resulted in injuries to drivers or motorcycle riders.

Harley-Davidson Anti-Lock Brakes

In models ranging from 2008 to 2011, Harley installed a new anti-lock brake system meant to increase safety. Instead, in recent months, riders began complaining that the brake system would suddenly fail without any warning signs. While two reports involved injuries, many others stated they crashed or barely avoided crashing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been investigating the issue. All Harley owners should be on the lookout for any recalls issued.

Toyota Prius

While the main braking system appears to be fine on 2016 and 2017 models of the Toyota Prius, the emergency brake can suddenly fail and has caused injuries. Many people may use the emergency brake so they can take their foot off the actual brake while the vehicle is still turned on. If the brake fails while they are exiting the car, it can cause serious injury. In addition, a suddenly inoperable emergency brake can cause a car to roll and crash, causing injuries or damage. Toyota has recalled 92,000 Priuses in the U.S. and more worldwide.

Anyone injured by a defective auto part has legal rights and should discuss their situation with an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact an Experienced Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney for Help

At Polito & Harrington LLC, our experienced auto accident lawyers know how to successfully handle complex injury cases. Please call our office in New London at 860.447.3300 for a free consultation today.

1 http://fortune.com/2016/07/08/harley-davidson-brake-investigation/
2 http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota-prius-recall-oct12.htm

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