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Beware a Truck’s Blind Spots When You’re Sharing the Road

Law Offices of James M. Curran

Trucks have larger areas around them that the driver cannot see using their side or rearview mirrors compared to standard vehicles. These areas, commonly referred to as blind spots, are a major safety threat you should always be on the lookout for.

The best thing to do in a blind spot is to get out of it. Alternatively, try and avoid finding yourself in one. You do not want to be in an area where you are invisible to the driver of an 8,000-pound truck. An accident can be catastrophic, if not fatal.

Avoiding Blind Spots

The simple rule is that if you cannot see the truck driver, they most likely can’t see you. Therefore, it is important not to get too close to all sides of the truck. If you are driving behind a large truck and cannot overtake safely, be sure to maintain a safe distance. Equally, give enough space if you are driving in front of one. The truck driver cannot see the spot directly in front of the vehicle by design.

Who is at Fault in a Blind Spot Accident?

Like all other road crashes, determining fault is not easy, and it depends on the circumstances of the crash. For instance, did you have the right of way? Even if you were in another driver’s blind spot, it does not mean that they are free of responsibility if they were negligent.

Always Be Prepared

Driving near trucks is almost inevitable, which is why you should be prepared for such kinds of accidents. If you find yourself in one, you need to take steps towards protecting your legal rights. Truck accidents are not like ordinary car crashes, and things can get complicated. Anticipating any challenges will put you in a better position when it comes to getting the compensation you need for your injuries and property damage.

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