Larger vehicles, such as commercial trucks, have multiple blind spots. Compared to a regular passenger vehicle, these larger vehicles have many "no zones" behind them and around the sides. In fact, when following a commercial truck, it is a good rule of thumb to assume that the driver cannot see you unless you can see the driver in their mirrors. The area immediately behind a truck as well as along the sides of the truck are usually no zones where truck drivers cannot see pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists, or motorcycles near them. Unfortunately, these multiple blind spots cause many tragedies each year in Miami, when truck drivers inadvertently back into or veer into other motorists and bystanders when turning or changing lanes.
If you have been seriously injured because you have inadvertently found yourself in a truck's blind spot, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has been representing personal injury victims and traffic accident survivors across South Florida for more than 25 years. During that time, the legal team has recovered more than $25 million in compensation for these victims.Preventing Trucking Accidents in Miami
You can prevent truck accidents in Miami caused by blind spots by providing commercial trucks with additional space. If you need to pass a truck, for example, do not stay in the truck's blind spot and realize that the truck can only see you if you can make eye contact with the driver in the driver's mirrors. Avoid following trucks too closely, as they will not be able to see you. When traveling in front of a truck, keep in mind that trucks take extra time to stop and you will need additional space to ensure that you are not rear-ended. Even if you drive defensively around trucks, though, driver error on the part of truck drivers as well as mechanical failure can cause a truck accident.Injuries Associated with Truck Accidents in Miami
Truck accidents in Miami unfortunately cause devastating injuries. Since the size of commercial truck is so much greater than the size of a passenger vehicle, the passengers in the smaller car are likely to suffer fatal or potentially life-threatening injuries, such as brain injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident in Miami, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team to discuss your options and your rights. To find out more about the financial compensation you and your family may be legally entitled to after a car accident or truck accident in Miami, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your rights and your future. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to arrange for a free consultation to get your questions answered. You do not have to go through the aftermath of a truck accident alone. Truck companies and drivers have teams of investigators, insurance professionals, and attorneys working on their behalf. Don't you deserve someone in your corner, fighting for the fairest compensation you may be entitled to under the law?