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    June 7 2021

    Did You Know It’s Trailer Safety Week?

    When you venture out on the road, what is following you? If it is a trailer, then this is your week. June 6 through June 12 is Trailer Safety Week. In recognition of this week, we will provide information on trailer safety week and safe towing tips.

    We hope the below trailer safety tips help you stay safe on the road. If you are injured in a towing accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you win your towing accident case. Insurance companies are not motivated to pay you significant compensation. You need an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights. Our personal injury lawyers offer decades of experience; 25 years of experience winning compensation in truck and car accident cases and many types of personal injury cases. We have the knowledge and expertise you need to receive the compensation you deserve for your towing accident injuries. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to schedule a free consultation.

    Trailer Safety Week

    Have you heard of Trailer Safety Week? According to the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, Trailer Safety Week is an annual nationwide awareness campaign aimed at:

    • Increasing awareness of the importance of being committed to trailer safety
    • Educating end-users about proper trailer maintenance and usage
    • Creating a stronger partnership and alliance between stakeholders of the industry including trailer dealers, manufacturers, and end-users

    We hope trailer safety week helps you commit to trailer safety. We also understand that even the most cautious driver can be injured in an accident. If you are injured by another driver, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights and advocate your position. Now is not the time to go it alone against parties who don’t have your best interests in mind: choose your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer wisely. Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers and staff offer you the best chance to win the compensation you deserve as an accident victim. Don’t delay. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation. You don’t have to worry about affordability—we only get paid if you win.

    Safe Towing Tips

    If you are towing a trailer, you are responsible for knowing the law and being safe. Below are safe towing tips to help you and your trailer reach your destination.

    Choose the Right Tow Vehicle and Trailer Combination

    If you decide to tow a trailer, it is important that you choose the right tow vehicle. You will need to consider the following:

    • Type of trailer
    • Trailer size and weight
    • The amount of weight being towed.

    If you have a vehicle or are planning to buy a vehicle, you should check the owner’s manual and manufacturer’s guide. These will let you know if your vehicle can tow a trailer. You also need to understand the capabilities of hitch systems for the vehicle.

    Make Sure Your Tow Vehicle and Trailer Safely Connect

    It is your responsibility to make sure your tow vehicle and trailer are compatible with hitching, braking, and wiring systems.

    Hitching

    When purchasing a hitch, use the recommendations of the manufacturer of the tow vehicle and trailer. These recommendations are based on the type and weight of the trailer.

    Your hitch should include safety chains. Correctly connected safety chains are your first line of defense in case of a sudden disconnection.

    Braking

    Your brake system will depend on the following:

    • Your tow vehicle
    • The type and fully loaded weight of your trailer

    You should follow the tow vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for brake selection. Your state may have additional requirements for braking systems.

    Wiring

    Check that your wiring system allows for your trailer to comply with state and federal laws. The wiring systems between the two vehicles should provide power to the trailer’s lights.

    Maintain Your Trailer

    Regular trailer maintenance is critical to ensuring the longevity of your trailer. Inspect and service your trailer regularly to ensure its safe operation. Before towing, you are responsible for checking your trailer and its components. Make sure nothing is worn out and everything is in proper working order. This includes the following:

    • Tires
    • Lights
    • Safety chains
    • Brakes

    Understand Your Trailer

    Your trailer has many components. You are responsible for understanding the components and their safe operation.

    Follow the Law

    You are responsible for following the law as it applies to your towing vehicle and trailer. States and municipalities may require special permits and licenses based on the size and weight of your trailer. If you are traveling to other states, you should also check their laws.

    Properly Load and Secure Cargo

    A properly loaded trailer is a safe trailer. Improper loading can result in accidents and injury. Read your tow vehicle and trailer owner’s manual to do the following:

    • Balance weight from side to side
    • Distribute cargo weight evenly along the length of the trailer
    • Secure and brace all items to prevent them from moving during travel.
    • Adjust the height of the tow vehicle/trailer interface
    • Apply load leveling
    • Understand hauling requirements for specific items

    It is very important that you follow instructions on how to secure cargo. Improperly secured cargo can cause weight redistribution that could cause trailer sway or additional stress on the trailer and tow vehicle. This can also cause the trailer to lose cargo on the roadway, creating a danger to other drivers.

    Know How to Safely Tow a Trailer

    If you are going to tow a trailer, you should know how to tow the trailer safely. You should practice driving the trailer to get comfortable with its operation. You should understand how to do the following while driving with a trailer:

    • General handling
    • Braking
    • Acceleration and passing
    • Downgrades and upgrades
    • Backing up
    • Parking

    You should also practice safe driving including the following:

    • Drive sober
    • Avoid distractions
    • Buckle up
    • Remain calm
    • Stay alert
    • Never drive drowsy

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    Trailer Safety Week is a great time to focus on towing safety. We hope the above trailer safety tips help you stay safe on the road. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers understands that a towing accident can injure the most cautious individual. If another driver has injured you, it’s important that you seek experienced legal representation. Our personal injury lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Time is of the essence. Get in touch with our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers today, so we can begin pursuing significant compensation for you. If you cannot visit our Las Vegas area office, we can come to you to discuss your personal injury case.

    With over 25 years of experience specializing in personal injury claims, we offer you the level of experience you need to win your towing accident case. Don’t wait. Now is the best time to schedule your appointment with us to discuss the details about your Las Vegas area towing accident. There is no obligation. We only get paid if we win your accident case. Have our personal injury lawyers examine the facts and learn about your case. See why our Las Vegas lawyers give you the best opportunity to win significant compensation. Call Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

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