Hydroplaning Wreck In Illinois

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Posted on 5th October 2009 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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With the coming of the rainy weather comes a big uptick in hydroplaning wrecks. The news today fortunately didn’t involve serious injury but it should be a gentle reminder of how dangerous the combination of mismatching your tires can be.

In Abingdon, Illinois a car slid on wet pavement and ended in a ditch. According to the Galesburg Register-Mail Newspaper the car had three occupants and luckily no one suffered major injuries. For more information, click here: http://www.galesburg.com/news/x1699610454/Wet-pavement-lands-car-in-ditch

The Galesburg Register cited “speeding” as being a potential factor that caused the car to hydroplane.

It is important to know that hydroplaning wrecks become more devastating and the risk of such accidents grow exponentially as speed increases. Far too many of these wrecks are ignored because the most injured party is thought to be at fault.

However, failing to properly investigate the tire installation fact in a hydroplaning wreck is a huge mistake. All manufacturers recommendations state that the new tires should go on the back. If new tires are installed on the front (the myth as to what should be done) the sellers or installers of such tires are clearly liable for all injuries.

Attorney Gordon Johnson
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
g@gordonjohnson.com :: 800-992-9447 :: Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.

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