Commercial vehicles, simply because of their size and weight, can pose a serious danger to other drivers on the road. This danger is all the more present when one or more drivers fails to operate a vehicle with proper care. Every year in the United States, thousands of people die in large truck related crashes and in crashes between trucks and passenger cars.
A primary cause of accidents between trucks and passenger cars is speeding, whether it is the truck or the passenger car. Speeding is principally dangerous between these two vehicles because of blind spots. Large 18-wheeler trucks (much more so than any other vehicle) have significant blind spots due to the trucks size and height.
If the truck driver or other drivers on the road are not aware of these blind spots, it can lead to accidents and cause devastating injuries. If you are involved in a truck accident, or if you are hit by an ambulance in Las Vegas, the Ladah Law Firm’s experienced truck accident attorneys can help protect your rights. Call us at 702.252.0055.
Even though trucks have several large mirrors, there are still significant blind spots where the driver cannot see. There are several general “no-zone” areas that trucks and other drivers must be aware of. These “no-zones” include the front, rear, and side no-zones. The specific area of any vehicle’s blind spots, however, will necessarily depend on the length and the height of the vehicle. The right side is the truck’s largest and longest blind spot.
If a driver can see the truck’s mirrors then the truck driver can see the other motorist. This, however, does not necessarily mean that the truck driver actually does see the other driver. For whatever reason, the truck driver may not being pay attention. As such, it is important to use extreme caution whenever driving near trucks with large blind spots. The Nevada Department of Public Safety wants to educate others about driving near trucks and to help drivers understand the dangers of no-zones.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, an important first step is reaching out to an experienced truck accident attorney. An experienced attorney can help you investigate the cause of the accident of any accident to determine who may be liable. The Ladah Law Firm’s Las Vegas truck accident attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact Ladah Law Firm’s truck blind spot accident attorneys today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You can call us at 702.252.0055.
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