If you have been driving a car that is hydroplaning, you know how frightening that can be. You feel helpless and have no control over the car. At Springer & Lyle, we want to provide you more information so you can understand the causes of hydroplaning and what to do if you are in an accident caused by another car that was hydroplaning. What Causes Hydroplaning? Hydroplaning occurs on wet pavement when too much water gets between the vehicle’s tires and the road. The tires lose traction and therefore lose contact with the road surface. The driver loses control of the car. Although … [Read more...]
Rear End Collisions – Who Is at Fault?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 0At Springer & Lyle, we are committed to helping our clients who were injured in a rear end collision, or who had a loved one killed in such a collision. The Driver in the Rear is Not Always at Fault A common myth is that the driver who runs into the back of a car is always at fault for the accident. Although this is often true, it is not always the case. If you were injured in a rear end collision, in order to collect your damages in Texas, you will have to prove the accident was the fault of the driver in … [Read more...]