What to Do If Your Accelerator Sticks

Millions of people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States. Car accidents can be very dangerous, especially when they happen at high speeds or because of someone else’s reckless actions. One common cause of car accidents is a mechanical defect caused by either negligent manufacturers or mechanics. You could be put at serious risk of an accident if the accelerator sticks in the “down” position, causing your vehicle to move forward out of your control.

Automobile accidents can cause serious physical or even psychological damage. You shouldn’t also have to suffer financially. To take the first step in fighting for financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other damages, contact an experienced Delaware injury lawyer of Morris James, LLP, today and schedule a free consultation with an experienced member of our legal team.

How to Properly Respond

As a driver, it is important that you are prepared for anything so you can react in a way to hopefully avoid an accident. If your accelerator sticks while driving, you should respond by:

  • Make sure you never panic so you can keep thinking clearly
  • Do everything in your power to dislodge the accelerator. Typically you can do this by pushing on it or even locking your foot underneath it and lifting up.
  • Put the vehicle in neutral and steadily push the brake to begin slowing the vehicle down
  • Pull to the side of the road

Following these simple tips can make the difference between a minor mishap and a serious accident.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been in an accident because of an automobile defect, contact a Delaware car accident attorney of Morris James, LLP today to speak with an experienced legal professional about how you can get the compensation you deserve.