Law Offices of Barry Pasternack
Is Trailer Sway Dangerous?
California is a state with many activities to enjoy, so drivers may hitch a trailer with a boat, ATV, or various cargo. Moving belongings to a new location may also require hooking a trailer to a vehicle. Regardless of why a car travels with a trailer, the driver benefits from safe habits. Trailer sway creates dangers, and those dangers may contribute to an accident.
Knowledge about trailer sway
Numerous modern vehicles come with technological features designed to address trailer sway. Using such technology, when available, could cut down on some problems. Following steps for safe trailer towing might help, too.
Following the “rules of the road” and avoiding sudden steering movements, could cut down on sway. However, careful driving not only involves operating a vehicle in a controlled manner, but it may also entail picking the right time to travel. Heavy winds might cause significant trailer sway. If the weather reports heavy winds on certain days or times, maybe traveling earlier or later could help.
Routine maintenance may help the cause. Are the tires inflated properly? Poor tire inflation might contribute to trailer sway.
Other Concerns About Trailer Incidents
Negligence may take a variety of forms when traveling with a trailer. Speeding or making erratic lane changes might be risky without a trailer, and the trailer’s presence could increase the danger dramatically. Moving violations often undermine safety and cause accidents.
An auto accident involving a trailer may lead to a comprehensive investigation. Was the trailer hitched properly? If not, problems might arise, including the trailer coming loose. The person who improperly hitched the trailer may end up in a lawsuit. And manufacturers could face litigation for defects, as well.
Car accidents involving trailers might lead to unfortunate injuries. When negligence plays a role, a personal injury suit seems unavoidable.