There are approximately 6 million car accidents on American streets and highways each year. Additionally, car accidents are the leading cause of death in persons between the ages of 2 and 34 years old. While driving on a clear day can be hazardous enough, adverse weather conditions may increase your risk of accident and injury.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, he or she may be liable for your damages. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers at the law office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.
When driving in wet weather conditions, it may be difficult to retain traction. If a heavy rain has just begun, oftentimes it will mix with oil on the roads, creating extraordinarily slippery conditions. If you hit a puddle and go careening out of control, there are a few things you can do to minimize damage and regain control of your vehicle.
- Slow down. Reducing your speed will lessen the chances of hydroplaning.
- Avoid puddles, as these are what cause hydroplaning
- If you find yourself hydroplaning, release the accelerator but do not apply the brakes. As you slow down, it will be easier to regain control of your vehicle
- Use gentle steering movements. Turn the wheel in the direction that you are careening to regain control
While these tips do not ensure safety, they will minimize your risk of hydroplaning.
If you have been involved in a car accident that you believe was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.