Where Are a Truck’s Blind Spots?
Trucks are absolutely vital during this time of national crisis, and they help transport goods and services across the country when we need them most.
Trucks do, however, have several design flaws that make them hazardous to other vehicles on the road.
Below, our Indianapolis attorneys discuss one of these flaws—large blind spots.
How to Avoid a Truck’s Blind Spots
Trucks have large blind spots directly in front, directly behind, and on either side of them. A good rule of thumb to follow is that if you cannot see a truck driver’s face in the truck’s side-view mirrors, assume the truck driver cannot see your vehicle.
When driving near a large truck, make sure to increase or decrease your speed so you spend as little time as possible in a truck’s blind spots. When you remain in a truck’s blind spots, your vehicle is all but invisible to the truck driver, which can increase your chances of a serious accident.
Truck accidents are often catastrophic or fatal for passenger vehicle occupants. Often, these individuals experience one or more of the following injuries in the event of a crash:
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Injuries requiring amputation
Severe burn injuries
Injured in a Truck Accident? Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, our Indianapolis attorneys are here to help.
At Wagner Reese, we have the experience and resources needed to take on large trucking companies and their insurers and help you recover the compensation you need and deserve after an accident.
Our team can help you recover compensation for the following damages:
Past and future medical bills
Past and future lost wages
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
Contact us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.