3 Ways to Help Prevent Trailer Detachment Accidents

Trailer detachments have been responsible for three serious Little Rock car accidents in the just two weeks.

Reports indicate that on July 28, a trailer detached from a vehicle driving along I-40 and struck another car. The impact left two motorists with severe injuries.

Arkansas Matters released an article that stated at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, a trailer detached while being hauled along Highway 365. It then collided with an SUV, leaving on person injured.

These incidents leave many wondering what they can do to prevent trailer detachment accidents from happening. At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we suggest:

  • Be Vigilant- Whether you’re hauling a trailer or passing a vehicle pulling one, it’s important to pay extra close attention to your surroundings and the road.
  • Use Lights- All trailers should be equipped with lighting to warn other motorists of stops and turns.
  • Use Safety Chains- All trailers should be equipped with a set of chains that run from the trailer to the hitch to stop a potential detachment.
  • Check Equipment Regularly for Wear- Replace any parts or equipment that could break while in use.

Our firm’s Little Rock personal injury lawyers hope these tips help to keep you, your loved ones, and others on the road safe from harm!

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