Truck Driver Blind Spots
Sharing the road with large commercial trucks can be dangerous, as collisions with 18-wheelers and semi trucks typically result in serious damage to smaller vehicles and significant injuries to their drivers and passengers. While commercial trucks are essential for the shipping of goods and materials within the continental United States, these vehicles have significant safety shortcomings. Most notably, truck drivers must content with large blind spots, often called no-zones.
When a truck driver fails to recognize the presence of your vehicle in his or her blind spots, you may be involved in a major accident and suffer serious injury to your person. To learn how an experienced Stevens Point auto accident lawyer can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for your medical expenses and other damages, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
No-Zones for Trucks
Trucks are designed to efficiently haul enormous cargo containers full of goods and materials, but the size of this load also significantly obstructs sight lines and the drivers’ ability to observe traffic around them. Even with extended mirrors and special training, the following areas are effectively invisible “no-zones” for truckers:
- Directly in front of the truck
- Immediately behind the payload of the truck
- Alongside the cab of the truck
Regular drivers should avoid spending long amounts of time in these areas, but it is ultimately the truck drivers’ responsibility to be aware of the traffic around them when maneuvering.
If a truck driver’s negligence has caused you to suffer an injury in an auto accident, you are likely eligible for compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. To schedule a free consultation and discuss the details of your case, contact a dedicated Stevens Point auto accident attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.