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What to Do If Your Accelerator Sticks

One of the scariest moments of your life can happen when your vehicle malfunctions. From tires to airbags and other safety gear, we trust our vehicles to function properly and safely. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. One type of vehicle malfunction that can have dangerous consequences is when your accelerator sticks, causing your vehicle to accelerate forward out of your control. As a driver, it is important to know how to respond when your accelerator sticks so you can make quick decisions to possibly avoid an accident.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident and believe it was caused by a negligent automobile manufacturer or mechanic, you need to take action and hold them responsible. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

How to Properly Respond

To give yourself the best chance of avoiding a potentially serious accident in the event of a stuck accelerator, make sure to respond the following way:

  1. Stay as calm as possible so you can respond appropriately
  2. Try to manually dislodge the accelerator
  3. If you can’t get the accelerator unstuck, put the vehicle in neutral and apply slight pressure on the brakes
  4. Get to the side of the road where it is safe

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At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. we are dedicated to helping our clients fight for the financial compensation they need to pay for damages. Contact one of our Sheboygan car accident attorneys today at 800-242-2874 and get started on your case.

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