Objects falling from all types of vehicles like cars, SUVs, or commercial trucks create serious hazards on the roads and can cause major property damage, severe injuries, and even death. Unfortunately, debris falling from vehicles is all too common on our roadways. If you or your loved one were involved in a car accident due to objects falling from another vehicle, the Regan Zambri Long Washington, DC car accident lawyers can help secure fair compensation for your injuries. We offer free initial consultations where you will speak with a veteran car accident lawyer who will offer sound advice and discuss all your legal options.
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Debris can be defined as any material that is foreign to the roadway and hazardous to other drivers while they are traveling. Since debris is not meant to be on the roads, the sudden appearance of the objects causes drivers to swerve, overcorrect, and cause major collisions.
Falling objects from motor vehicles can include:
Not every accident can be prevented, but there are plenty of steps you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while on the road.
One of the main sources of falling debris causing harm on the roadway is improperly maintained vehicles. Underinflated, overinflated, or worn tires can blow out, causing tire debris on the road or causing material from the car to fall out. If hardware from the vehicle is rusted, it may fall off while driving at high speeds. Dragging mufflers and other loose parts of the vehicle are hazardous to others on the road. If you are a driver, the safest thing you can do for your loved ones and the drivers around you is to have your vehicle regularly inspected and properly maintained.
To protect yourself from other drivers whose negligence may cause objects to fall from their vehicles, the best thing you can do on the road is create distance between your car and other drivers.
Keep your eyes focused on the road at all times and leave plenty of space between your car and the other vehicle. It is recommended that you should leave at least four seconds between your vehicle and a commercial vehicle at all times. This time should be doubled if you are driving in bad weather. That way, if debris flies off, you will give yourself plenty of time to react quickly and safely, avoiding getting into a collision with another vehicle while steering clear of the falling debris.
Car accidents are traumatizing and financially distressing. Victims must cope with physical injuries, emotional anguish, and property damage. You do not have to go on the journey alone.
The Regan Zambri Long car accident lawyers make themselves available to their clients day and night. We diligently work to secure a favorable settlement or verdict for your claim quickly so you can start rebuilding your life as soon as possible.
Call today for your free initial consultation and let us handle the claims process so you can focus on your recovery.