Why You Need to be Aware of Trucker’s Blind Spots
When you were learning how to drive, your instructor most likely taught you about your own blind spots in a passenger vehicle. You were taught how to check these blind spots because if a car was driving there, you would not be able to see them in your mirror. Commercial vehicles also have blind spots that are larger and present more danger than the ones in your average car. A truck’s blind spots are called “no-zones” and when you drive into one, you can no longer be seen by the truck driver. This is where the situation becomes dangerous. If you are driving in a truck’s no-zone, and the driver is unaware, the chances of an accident greatly increase.
When these trucks are involved in an accident, they usually do a lot of damage. This makes sense when you think about how large, heavy, and powerful these kinds of vehicles are. If you have been involved in this type of accident, you know how devastating the destruction can be. The results of the accident can leave you suffering from physical pain and mental distress, as well as a financial burden from medical bills, time away from work, and the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property. You do not have to face recovery alone. At the Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, we have dealt with our fair share of no-zone cases. We have seen the damage no-zone accidents do, and we want to help victims fight to get the compensation they deserve.
No-Zone Areas around a Truck
While it is the responsibility of the truck driver to make sure their areas are clear, being aware of truck no-zones can help you be more a more knowledgeable and cautious driver. If you were in an accident with a commercial vehicle, this knowledge can help you determine if this is the cause. The no-zones include the following areas:
- A large, rectangular area directly behind the truck’s trailer
- A small, square area directly in front of the truck
- A large, triangular area sloping behind the passenger side window of the truck
- A smaller, square area behind the driver side window of the truck
Even though large commercial trucks have extended side rearview mirrors, there are still a lot of areas the driver is not able to see. Without proper training and knowledge about their no-zone areas, truck drivers may not know how to check and make sure their no-zones are clear. This could lead to potential accidents when they are changing lanes, turning, or even just driving.
Contact a Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know was injured in an accident that was caused by a truck driver not checking his no-zones, contact a car accident attorney. The attorneys at the Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC want to guide you through the legal process surrounding no-zone accidents so that your focus can be on recovery. To learn more about our team, contact our office at (215) 875-7030.