As is true with any vehicle, commercial trucks have blind spots in which a driver cannot see, putting any motorists in that position in danger. Because of their size, however, the blind spots of large trucks are bigger and the consequences of a collision are apt to be more severe. To limit the likelihood of a dangerous crash, truck drivers must pay special attention to vehicles which enter and exit the no zones. The failure to do so can lead to accidents which might otherwise have been prevented.
If you have been hurt in a crash that occurred while you were in a truck’s blind spot, it can be difficult to obtain the resources that you need to address the damage. This makes it particularly important for you to consult with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case. Contact the Fort Lauderdale no-zone truck accident lawyers of Winston Law Firm, by calling (954) 475-9666 today.
Location of the No Zones
The specific areas where a driver’s vision will be obscured vary from truck to truck, and are significantly determined by the type of trailer being hauled, as well as the design of the truck’s cab. The following, however, may serve as a general guide to the location of the no zones:
- Front – the area directly in front of a truck
- Rear – the area directly behind a truck
- Side – the areas near to either side of the truck which are not visible directly out the window from the driver’s perspective
- Right Turn – the right side of the truck when a truck is swinging wide to make a right turn
Do not hesitate to call the Fort Lauderdale no-zone truck accident attorneys of Winston Law Firm, if a truck driver’s failure to account for your vehicle’s presence in a blind spot caused a crash. Contact us at (954) 475-9666 to schedule an initial consultation.