Truck Accidents: Blind Spot Accidents
Large trucks have many blind spots and it's not hard for truckers to miss small cars coming in very close to the truck from one of many different angles. This is especially important when merging in and out of traffic on high speed lanes. At this stage, sudden braking or a lane change or turn by the truck is enough to cause major blind spot accidents where the car gets clipped or slams into the truck's rear. It may even result in a fatal under ride accident where the car and its driver get crushed under the truck.
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It's no consolation to the victims to say that they wandered into one of the truck's blind spots. The side and rear view mirrors need to be adjusted properly, and the truck driver has to ensure there's no vehicle lurking in a blind spot before a lane change or turn. On top of this, almost 30 percent of all these truck accidents can be avoided if the truck's brakes are functioning perfectly.
Truck owners and the truckers can also be sued for not adhering to safety standards regarding the under ride guards. Then there is the visibility, road conditions, and other factors to be considered. The government can be included as a co-defendant in claims along with the truck driver and trucking company.
Were you or a loved one injured in a blind spot accident due to a negligent truck driver? Our truck accident attorneys are here to help. Contact a truck accident lawyer in your area today to learn more about recovering financial compensation in an auto accident lawsuit.
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