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Where Are a Truck’s Blind Spots?

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a side-view mirror on a truckTrucks 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.

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