Pascoe Law FirmHydroplaning Accident
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
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Hydroplaning Car Accident Lawyer
Hydroplaning occurs due to the build-up of water on the front of a vehicle’s tires. When a driver accelerates over 35 miles per hour, hydroplaning causes the tires to move faster due to the lack of traction with the ground. The result of a hydroplane is the driver’s inability to control vehicle functions like accelerating, steering, and braking functions. Hydroplaning vehicle accidents car be serious due to the lack of evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision. The vehicle may move at faster speeds or drift out of the lane while it is in the midst of hydroplaning.
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Ways to Prevent Hydroplaning Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes reports assessing the ways drivers can maintain their tire systems. It is important for motorists to perform regular maintenance checks on their tires to prevent under-inflation and other circumstances that can lead to a hydroplane to occur. Cruise control is another factor that can lead to hydroplaning. If you have a cruise control function in your car, then you should be sure to only use the feature during the right weather conditions. It is important to avoid using cruise control on wet roads. Using cruise control on a wet highway, freeway, or road can put you at a greater risk for skidding under inclement weather conditions. Below are some of the other steps that drivers can take to prevent hydroplaning accidents:
- Avoid driving on wet puddles
- Avoid driving during severe rain storms
- Refrain from using cruise control in stormy weather or in areas where water has accumulated
- Use a moderate touch in braking and don’t slam on the brakes
- Drive slowly and carefully through wet roads
- Maintain your tires
- Rotate your tires on a regular basis
- Replace worn out tires
Causes of Fishtail Auto Accidents
Hydroplaning can be caused by many factors. Just because a motorist may have not rotated his or her tires does not mean that other parties are not responsible for an accident resulting from a hydroplane. Tire manufacturers may be liable for defective tires that lead to serious accidents. Some of the other factors that can cause hydroplaning are:
- Tire design
- Depth of water puddles
- Total weight of a car
- Inflation pressure
- Rainy conditions and thunderstorms
- Hail, snow and strong winds
- Poor water drainage in cities
The Department of Transportation Federal Highway Transportation has found that approximately 24 percent of all car accidents have some connection to weather conditions. This significant figure indicates that drivers need to use caution at all times when they are driving on roads. Drivers need to remain calm as they drive through rainy weather conditions. If a driver feels overwhelmed by weather conditions, then he or she should pull over to the side of the road and regain composure or wait for the storm to pass. As commonly said in the Houston area, if you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes.
Injuries Arising from Hydroplaning Accidents
Serious injuries can result from hydroplaning accidents. Victims in hydroplaning accidents may suffer from:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Seat-belt injuries
- Permanent disabilities
- Airbag injuries
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