Homestead Blind Spots
Commercial trucks have many more blind spots than passenger vehicles. When a passenger car is immediately behind a truck or alongside the sides of a truck, the truck driver often cannot see the smaller vehicle. Tragically, in some cases this can lead to a serious car accident and even fatalities.
Most drivers understand that trucks have many blind spots and do their best to stay out of those so-called “no zones.” Truck drivers are also expected to check their blind spots before changing lanes or backing up. When truck drivers are negligent in doing so, and they cause injuries or accidents, survivors of those accidents do have a right to seek compensation for their injuries. If you think you have a truck accident claim in Homestead or your community, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case evaluation.Why Do Commercial Trucks Have So Many Blind Spots?
There are many design factors that create blind spots in commercial trucks:
- While passenger cars have windows on all four sides, commercial trucks usually have windows on just the cab of the vehicle
- The length of the truck creates many blind spots
- The height of the truck creates blind spots
- The tractor trailer part of the truck is usually a large and solid mass just behind the can, effectively blocking out the driver’s view
Commercial truck drivers do have some ways to compensate partially for the many blind spots. For example, all commercial trucks have mirrors. These allow drivers to see along part of the sides of the truck. The fact that the cabin is high up off the ground also gives the truck driver some advantage in seeing around. Of course, truck drivers are expected to physically turn around and check blind spots where possible and try to compensate for the “no zones” as much as possible.
If you are driving behind or beside a truck, keep in mind that a truck driver cannot see you unless you can see the truck driver in his or her mirrors. Leave extra space between you and the truck and avoid remaining in the truck driver’s blind spots.Seeking Damages in Your Case
If you are injured because a truck driver is reckless or negligent in checking their blind spots, keep in mind that you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group believe that everyone deserves not only justice and aggressive compensation, but also to be treated with the respect and compassion that personal injury claims deserve. Personal injury claimants often consult attorneys at very emotionally wrought times. They have been in a serious accident, they may be facing lost wages and medical bills, and they may be feeling distressed by not only the injuries but also the financial impact of those injuries.
Flaxman Law Group attorneys understand, which is why our staff do everything possible to make the process as simple as possible. In addition to providing free, no obligation consultations, our staff go out of their way to treat each person with personalized care and professionalism. Our full service law firm can also handle all the details of your case, so that you can focus on your medical needs and on the healing process.