Every truck has four distinct areas where truck drivers aren’t able to see the vehicles around it. These blind spots, also known as no-zones, can prove extremely dangerous if truck drivers aren’t regularly checking to see if vehicles are entering or exiting the blind zone. If a truck driver changes lanes or makes a drastic change in speed and doesn’t keep a careful eye on their no-zones, they may collide with any motorists in those blind spots, causing a devastating accident and serious injuries to others.
Being injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver can be difficult; however, if you or someone you love has been injured in a no-zone accident, you may be able to take legal action against the irresponsible party. For a free consultation, contact a truck accident lawyer from the [firm-name], today at [phone-number].
Where Are the No-Zones?
Although the size of the blind spot can vary depending on how the truck’s mirrors are configured or how big the 18-wheeler is, the general area of each blind spot is roughly the same from vehicle to vehicle. These areas include the following:
- A small area directly in front of the truck
- An area behind the truck, roughly larger than the full length of a car
- A small area extending out from the driver’s side, beginning near the window
- A large area extending out from the passenger’s side, beginning near the window
Even though trucks are equipped with several larger mirrors to improve a driver’s visibility, these blind spots remain a serious safety risk. However, it’s usually considered a truck driver’s responsibility to keep watch over vehicles entering or exiting these blind spots, often placing accident liability for a no-zone accident on their shoulders.
An injury on the road may leave you and your family unsure about how to handle the high costs of injury treatment and recovery. However, you don’t need to go through these tough times on your own. To learn more about how we may be able tos help you prepare a claim against the truck driver responsible for your injuries, contact our truck accident attorney of the Cottrell Law Office by calling 800-364-8305 today.