As you head up North to visit family this season, the all-women attorney team at Legally Pink Law, PLLC reminds you to drive carefully and cautiously. As Orlando personal injury litigators, we know the consequence of unsafe driving conditions. If you’re in a situation where your front wheels skid, here are some helpful tips.
If your front wheels skid…
- Take your foot off the gas and shift to neutral, but don’t try to steer immediately.
- As the wheels skid sideways, they will slow the vehicle and traction will return. As it does, steer in the direction you want to go. Then put the transmission in “drive” or release the clutch, and accelerate gently.
It’s difficult to remember the steps to take in an emergency situation, so be sure to practice this a few times in your mind before hitting icy roads. And no matter where you travel this holiday season, Legally Pink Law, PLLC stands ready to represent you in the case of an auto accident. Attorney and engineer Carolyn Salzmann knows the biomechanics of auto injury, and she will work hard to get you the highest compensation possible for your personal injury claim.
Sources: National Safety Council, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Washington State Government Information & Services