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If you have been injured in an Alabama Hydroplaning Incident you need the assistance of an experienced lawyer, whose knowledge in the field will help you obtain the maximum recovery to which you are entitled.
A Hydroplaning or Aquaplaning accident is complex and can be difficult to navigate. There are numerous factors that can lead to an Aquaplaning/Hydroplaning Incident, including speeding, Weather Conditions (pooling water), road curvature and design, and incorrect tire pressure are some of the causes.
Anyone who has hydroplaned in their car can attest to how terrifying the experience can be. Some of the worst accidents we have seen as personal injury lawyers have been a result of a driver losing control of their vehicle in the rain.
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Common causes of Hydroplaning/Aquaplaning
By design, the grooves that are manufactured into road tires are designed to not only grip the road surface, but to also disperse any water that the tire tread comes in contact with, and expelling it from the center of the tread pattern to the outer edges of the tire – centrifugal force also aids this process.
However, despite recent advances in wet weather tire performance, there are some primary elements that can induce hydroplaning.
Some of these factors can include (but not limited to):
As with most driving environments, it’s important for motorists to drive defensively and to be aware of the weather and outside driving conditions at all times.
Prevention Tips to Hydroplaning/Aquaplaning
As a general rule, if a vehicle is traveling in a straight line when the aquaplane starts, the driver may notice a decreased level of “road feel” through the wheel, which often startles many motorists.
In fact, most drivers initially react to this feeling by trying to grab the wheel and steer out of the situation however, this is generally counterproductive in the majority of hydroplaning situations.
Some useful tips for avoiding or possibly escaping a hydroplane can include:
By using some of these basic tips, you may be able to escape or avoid an aquaplaning situation.
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A Hydroplaning or Aquaplaning accident is complex and can be difficult to navigate.
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