What To Do When You Hydroplane - O'Connor Acciani & Levy

What To Do When You Hydroplane

July 28, 2015 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
What To Do When You Hydroplane

It's one of the most frightening occurrences that can happen to drivers. Hydroplaning, sometimes called aquaplaning, occurs when your car's tires lose contact with the road's surface because of a significant amount of water. In the mildest cases of aquaplaning, you merely feel a bit shaken up and your car sustains no damage. In more severe circumstances, hydroplaning can lead to serious traffic accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in hydroplaning auto accidents, then you need the assistance of a competent auto accident attorney. Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys today. Call (877) 288-3241 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation right now. When your car hydroplanes you feel utterly out of control. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize the chances that aquaplaning will result in car wrecks.

  • The most important thing you can do is remain calm. This keeps your head clear and enables you to react appropriately.
  • Do not slam on the brakes or use cruise control, this could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Most driving experts recommend allowing the car to coast or using light pressure on the gas pedal. Steer toward any open space on the highway or on the shoulder. Try to avoid making sudden swerves as this can lead to hydroplaning auto accidents.
  • You also want to make sure that your tires are in good condition and that you have enough tread to ensure safety on the road. Also, keep yourself and other drivers safer by slowing down in wet, rainy conditions.
Automobile and motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries. If you have been involved in car wrecks that involved hydroplaning, then you deserve the knowledgeable, forthright opinion of attorneys who handle serious traffic accidents. Contact O'Connor, Acciani and Levy today to find out what your rights are. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.