While driving, it’s possible for you to go over a hump in the road and swerve or brake hard on a busy road. G-force events like these lead to accidents all too often in California, with many drivers sustaining serious injuries or death as a result. Here’s what you need to know about G-force events and what you can do to prevent motor vehicle accidents.
What is a G-force event?
G-force is a measurement of acceleration that you experience at any given moment. There are two types of G-forces you need to know about: positive and negative. Positive G-force events happen when you accelerate quickly in your car. Negative G-force events happen when you hit the brakes hard or you swerve to avoid something in your way. Negative G-force events can lead you into an accident all too easily, and you may not even realize you’ve gone over a hump or braked too hard until it’s too late.
How do G-forces lead to car accidents?
When your body experiences an increase in the force of gravity, you can experience a sudden change in your vehicle’s momentum. This can cause you to lose control of the car as you make sharp turns, and you may end up crashing into another object like an oncoming driver or pedestrian.
What are some things you can do to avoid the effects of high G-force while driving?
You should wear a seat belt at all times while you are in the car to help you avoid getting thrown out of your seat. You can also minimize the chances of an accident by driving at recommended speeds. This will allow you to avoid sudden swerves or braking, which may lead to an accident because there is not as much room for error. You should also avoid distractions while driving, such as texting or talking on the phone.
It’s very easy to get into a motor vehicle accident due to G-force events. If you find yourself in an auto accident in California, you may suffer serious injuries requiring medical treatment that you have trouble paying for. Contact our office today to speak to a professional about filing a personal injury claim.