Little Rock Hydroplane Car Accidents
Rainfall can make for dangerous road conditions. The same is true for other liquids that may cover the road due to a spill or leak. When roads are wet, it is easier for the wheels of a car to become separated from the road by the water or other liquid on the road. In situations where this separation occurs, wheels lose traction and can cause the car to subsequently skid. This is known as hydroplaning. When a car hydroplanes, there is the chance of a nearby vehicle being hit. Such collisions often leave victims with excruciating pain. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a hydroplane car accident, the Little Rock car accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to talk with you about your case and see how we may be able to best help you. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that is dedicated to serving people injured in Arkansas and throughout the South as we have done for over 25 years.Hydroplaning: What Can Happen When Wheels Separate from the Road
When a vehicle hydroplanes and collides into another vehicle, the victims can be left with severe injuries. However, proper tire maintenance and driving accordingly, e.g. reducing one’s speed, in such conditions can prevent hydroplaning from occurring in the first place. Unfortunately, not all drivers take appropriate measures to avoid hydroplaning. Negligence is what causes many instances of hydroplaning. For example, some drivers are too distracted or too fatigued to use reasonable care while driving, making them susceptible to hydroplaning. Cell phone use while driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, speeding, and texting while driving are other forms of negligence that can contribute to hydroplane collisions.
Let us say, for example, that you are driving on Interstate 30 in Pulaski County. It has been raining all day, so many roads are flooded or slick at the very least. A driver in the lane adjacent to you is fatigued and struggling to stay awake. Due to the driver’s fatigue, he fails to slow down. Instead, he accidentally speeds up. Within moments, his vehicle hits a pool of water and begins hydroplaning. He ends up swerving and colliding with your vehicle. As a result, you and your passengers must be rushed by MetroEMS to Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock at 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.
The injuries that you sustain from a hydroplane car accident can be grounds for bringing a claim against the other driver. In order to recover damages, you must establish the other driver’s negligence by proving that the other driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached that duty, and caused you to sustain injuries. An car accident attorney in the Little Rock area not only can help you validate your claim, but can also inform you of the damages to which you may be entitled, such as economic and non-economic damages. If the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier refuses to make a fair offer, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit and engage in discovery.Call NST for a Free Consultation Following an Accident in Little Rock
Hydroplane car accidents can have devastating effects on victims – changing their lives within a matter of seconds. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is committed to fighting for people injured in such accidents, so that they can recover the damages they need and deserve. Our firm represents victims across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, and Meridian. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a car crash lawyer. Allow us to show you why NST is the way to go if you need a Little Rock lawyer.