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Truck Blind Spot Accidents

They’ve been aggressive public awareness campaigns, which educate motorists not to hang out in the blind spot, or “no-zone.” This term is in reference to any 18-wheeler truck blind spots. These make it a challenge for the driver of the truck to see other motor vehicles that drive close by.

It’s a fact that there are blind spots with all vehicles. However, on a semi-truck, they are substantially more dangerous and larger than the ones on an automobile.

On a semi-truck, the key blind spots are located directly in front of the cab of the truck, behind and below the window on the driver’s side, on the right of the truck cab to extend back towards the trailer end of the truck, and behind the trailer of the truck. It is a challenge, maybe even impossible for drivers of trucks to perceive anything in blind spots.

Truck drivers can expect to make great efforts to check blind spots prior to making turns, braking, and changing lanes. However, they aren’t always successful in seeing the other vehicle, even with the best intentions.

Blind Spots or No-Zones

In a case of a truck accident, the defendant can sometimes contest that the victim of the collision is guilty of operating a truck in the blind spots.

Of an automobile, if the motorist remains in his or her “no-zone,” the individual increases any risk of suffering in a motor vehicle accident.

However, driving in the blind spot of a truck doesn’t make you liable for any collision.

If the driver of the truck neglected to check prior to making a move, that individual may be the one at fault in the result of the crash.

Truckers, for example, will usually swing left at an intersection prior to making a right hand turn. However, if the truck driver fails to check to perceive whether or not another vehicle is operating on the right, then this results in what is referred to as “squeeze play.” This is when a smaller vehicle becomes damaged from the side of the truck.

A team of experienced attorneys can help you seek compensation entitled to you through a thorough personal automobile accident injury lawsuit.

Negligent truck drivers should be held liable. A first-class attorney should be immediately prepared to meet with you.

Conclusion:

Among the leading causes of all injuries, vehicle accidents result in 6 million collisions reported here in the United States. Approximately 30,000, among these, would be referred to as fatal.


About 2 million crashes involved additional injuries. They result in damage, which can be severe. Economically, the cost of vehicle collisions can estimate to billions of dollars per year. This is about $1000 for every living individual in America.


If you or a loved one suffer an injury in a vehicle collision, you should immediately contact an experienced automobile injury attorney. A lawyer can evaluate your case, and provide assistance to discover if funds are owed to you to cover vehicle injury expenses. Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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