Coping with the aftermath of a blind spot accident can be difficult, especially if a loved one was lost in the process. Collisions with large commercial vehicles very often leave smaller cars with no escape crashes that happen in a truckers blind spot are no different.
When a car travels alongside a commercial vehicle and the trucker cannot see it, a truck blind spot accident can happen in the blink of an eye. As a trucker maneuvers the rig, it is possible it will collide with the smaller car because it is out of the range of its side-view and rearview mirrors.
Regardless, truck drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles with focus and skill, but many times they do not.
Have you been hit by a negligent trucker that claims you were in his or her blind spot?
The experienced truck accident lawyers at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings can listen to the details of your claim and help to determine the merits of your potential damages lawsuit.
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A Truck Driver Hit Me in Their Blind SpotWhat Do I Do?
If you've been hit by a commercial vehicle, or if your loved one died as a result, you have grounds to file a lawsuit to recover damages for what was taken from you.
In working with a lawyer on your truck blind spot collision, you will be able to determine:
- Whether the driver who hit you was behaving negligently;
- Whether liability falls on the driver, their employer, the manufacturer, or a combination of those parties;
- The value of your particular case;
- What types of damages you can attempt to recover.
In many cases, victims can recover for medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses if a loved one died, pain and suffering and other damages. Consulting with a truck accident lawyer is the most direct way to answer any legal questions you have about your collision.
How to Avoid Blind Spot Accidents
Avoiding a blind spot accident requires that drivers follow certain road rules. Also known as no zone collisions, blind spot accidents usually occur when the trucker does not know a car is beside them.
Drivers are encouraged to keep the following tips in mind when sharing the highway with a commercial vehicle:
- Do Not Tailgate the Truck - The more space between your vehicle and the big rig, the better.
- Keep Mirrors in Sight - If you cant see their mirrors, chances are they cant see you.
- Avoid Passing on the Right - A truckers blind spot is extended on the right side of the vehicle. Always signal properly and clear the no zone quickly when passing.
Trucks also make very wide right turns. It is critical that drivers do not attempt to pass a truck on the right as it is turning.
Get Help for Your Truck Blind Spot Accident Today
We know the carnage that even the smallest truck accident may cause can be serious and life altering. Stephens, Anderson & Cummings is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured and grieving victims, and we are here to help you take the first step toward justice today.
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