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Losing Control of Your Car

When you are on the road, you take measures to keep yourself, your passengers, and other vehicles safe. Unfortunately, when a vehicle malfunctions, it is possible to lose control of your car. However, there are steps you can take to recover from this sudden and frightening occurrence.

If you or someone you care about has been involved in a car accident caused by a manufacturing error, you have a right to seek compensation. Contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak to an experienced attorney about your options.

Tips for Regaining Control of your Vehicle

Losing control of your vehicle can be terrifying. From a tire blowout to hydroplaning, there are a number of incidents that can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Some steps you can take that can help you get back in control of your vehicle include:

  • Do not panic. Stay calm and assess the situation and the road ahead.
  • Find the “path of least destruction.”
  • Keep your hands firmly on the steering wheel and try to steer your vehicle as straight as possible.
  • Slow down as much as possible, at a reasonable rate.
  • If your brakes are malfunctioning, pump them firmly to try and get them to work.
  • Do not swerve your vehicle or slam on the brakes. These can make the loss of control worse.

By following these steps, you are better able to keep control of your vehicle even when a malfunction or sudden change happens on the road.

Contact Us

When a car malfunction occurs, those responsible should be held accountable. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a car accident caused by the negligence of another, the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874.

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