Did you get caught up in an accident and the other person claims their car 'hydroplaned'?

September 24, 2018

 

Have you recently been involved in an accident in which the other person has blamed 'hydroplaning' for losing control of their vehicle?

 

Hydroplaning is a term describing the sliding of tires across a wet surface. These incidents often cause a chain reaction crash, often resulting in injuries. While some hydroplaning incidents may be determined as unavoidable, a great number can be prevented with proper driving techniques.

 

Hydroplaning can be caused by multiple negligent actions:

  • Driving recklessly on wet roadways

  • Under-inflated tires

  • Driving through standing water at unreasonable speeds

  • Making too sharp or too quick turns in wet conditions

  • Failing to maintain adequate tires on a vehicle

While each case is different, there are times when an accident could have obviously been avoided, placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of the driver.

 

If you believe that you or a loved one have fallen victim to someone who was careless while driving, you may have a case that proves their actions were negligent and any pain or suffering you endured or continue to endure could result in a potential lawsuit. Contact us for a case review.

 

At the law offices of T. Verner Smith, we represent clients who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another. These types of lawsuits not only provide necessary compensation for those who were wrongfully hurt in an accident, but also creates an environment of caution leading to higher safety standards for all. Contact us for a free consultation at (731) 423-1888, (901) 730-4567, or (615) 371-6136.

 

 

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