The shaking is likely due to a bent wheel if that started right after hitting something, but it can also be caused by a broken belt in a tire. When the belt is just starting to come apart, it can cause a pull to one side.
You need to be more specific about the brakes "not working". Did the brake pedal go all the way down to the floor? Was it high and hard like normal but the car just didn't stop?
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 8:27 PM