Car Accidents Caused by Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning occurs when road surfaces are slick or where water gathers and pools in the road, interfering with a vehicle’s ability to gain traction. If a vehicle’s tires are unable to grip the road, it may become unresponsive to a driver’s actions, sliding out of control. Any pedestrians or vehicles in the vicinity are in danger of being struck by an automobile, the driver of which is helpless to intervene.
Motorists have a responsibility to adapt their driving behaviors to the conditions of the road and may be considered to be legally responsible for the consequences of accidents that occur as a direct result of their failure to do so. If you have been harmed in a collision caused by another vehicle’s hydroplaning, we can help. Contact the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.
Driver Behaviors Which Can Prevent Hydroplaning
One of the most frustrating things about collisions caused by hydroplaning is that they could typically have been prevented through the exercise of proper precautions by the driver of the out of control vehicle. The following are several behaviors that can help to prevent hydroplaning:
- Ensuring that tires are properly inflated
- Replacing tires that have become excessively worn
- Reducing one’s speed when roads are wet
- Avoiding puddles or obviously visible water present on the roadway, where possible
If you have been injured in a car accident because of another driver’s failure to adapt to wet roadway conditions, contact the experienced Lake Geneva car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.