Wilshire Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys have been helping victims of big rig and semi-truck collisions for over 15 years. Blind spot collisions require an experienced truck accident lawyer who knows the law. We have won over $1 billion for our injured clients and will fight to get your and your loved ones the justice and compensation you deserve.
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Was Your Accident Caused by a Truck Blind Spot?
We will produce proof to back your claim, and we will fight to make sure you get all the compensation you need and deserve after you’ve been injured by a big rig or another commercial vehicle. Many of these occur while vehicles are in the blind spot of the truck.
If you or somebody you love are a victim of a horrific trucking accident, the longer you put off seeking legal help, the greater the opportunity is for their insurance carrier to amass evidence that could reduce or deny your claim. If the insurance carrier for the other drivers tries to contact you for any reason, the safest thing you can do is direct them to speak with your attorney.
Vehicle Length Affects the Location of Semi-Truck Blind Spots
Tractor-trailers average about 70-80 feet long. Because of their size, they have much bigger blind spots than other vehicles sharing the road. According to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration, blind spots on big trucks are called “no zones.” FMCSA advises other drivers to avoid driving in these areas. If you have to drive or walk in a big truck’s blind spot, be aware of what maneuvers the truck is making, and get out of the big truck’s way as rapidly as possible.
According to a Large Truck Crash Causation Study, 14 percent of trucking accidents are due to the trucker’s inadequate surveillance of road conditions and what other drivers are doing . There is technology available, such as wide-angle cameras, to help truck drivers know if another vehicle is in their blind spot. But semis and other commercial trucks are not even required to have truck blind spot mirrors, much less the best technology available.
The Cab of a Truck Has Limited Visibility
The driver of an 18-wheeler has a tremendous responsibility to ensure they can see the roads clearly. From within the cab of the semi-truck — the area of the vehicle where the driver sits — there are known blind spots. Some big rigs even post warnings on their vehicles about these blind spots. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of each truck driver to know how their mirrors function, to understand their limitations, and to use proper care when changing lanes or moving in and out of traffic.
No matter how careful you are to avoid driving in a commercial truck’s no zones, you could find yourself in a horrific truck accident if the trucker is not equally cautious to monitor blind spots and avoid hitting other vehicles. If you are in a horrific accident with a commercial truck and the truck driver was negligent in exercising the higher duty of care that a commercial driver owes to other vehicles, you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries and losses. In order to receive fair compensation, you must prove the truck driver was negligent.
Our Truck Accident Law Firm Handles Blind Spot Collisions
In order to prove that your or your loved one’s accident while driving in a truck blind spot was due to trucker negligence, you must do a thorough investigation. This may be expensive and difficult to do while you are seriously injured or grieving a loved one’s death. In many cases, victims are without money to hire legal help after a trucking accident.
Wilshire Law Firm’s skilled and experienced truck accident attorneys will help you on a contingency fee basis. We will bear the cost of investigating your claim or case. At Wilshire Law Firm, you pay no fees unless you win!
The sooner you call us for help, the sooner we can get started. If you delay calling for help, evidence could disappear and witnesses could forget what happened. It is very important to seek legal assistance as soon as you possibly can. We are on call 24/7 to assist you in your emergency.
Call (800) 501-3011 now, or fill out our online form to speak with a Wilshire Law Firm blind spot truck accident lawyer.