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Hydroplaning is when a vehicle loses traction and its ability to respond to controls. Typically, hydroplaning happens when a layer of water develops between a car’s tires and the surface of the road. It can cause an inability to steer, brake, and accelerate. Whenever it rains or when there is water on the road it is important to recognize the possibility of hydroplaning and take steps to prevent it.

When vehicles lose control on the road, innocent people can get hurt. If you have been the victim of a car accident, you may be able to collect compensation for your suffering and losses. The Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 to speak to a friendly and helpful attorney about your situation.

Tips for Preventing Hydroplaning

There are many preemptive moves you can take to prevent hydroplaning. These include:

  • Keep your tires inflated to the correct levels
  • Keep appropriate tread on your tires
  • Slow down when roads are wet
  • Avoid driving in puddles
  • Adjust your driving for the weather conditions you are facing

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Car accidents are an unfortunate part of driving on the road. They can happen almost anywhere, and are more likely to happen in inclement weather. If you or someone you know has suffered because another driver was unable to control his or her vehicle, you may have a right to seek damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and even your pain and suffering. Contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to get the assistance you need and deserve.

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