Where Are Blind Spots Commonly Located On Semi-Trucks?
Semi-trucks have blind spots on all sides, including the front, sides, and rear. Blind spots can extend beyond the length of the trailer, making it difficult for truck drivers to detect smaller vehicles, pedestrians, or motorcyclists in these areas.
Several factors contribute to blind spots, such as the height of the cab, the size of the trailer, and the positioning of the side mirrors.
How Can These Types of Big Rig Accidents Be Avoided?
To address this issue, various technologies and systems have been developed to assist drivers in identifying objects within their blind spots. Some modern trucks are equipped with blind spot detection systems that use sensors and cameras to monitor the areas around the vehicle. These systems provide visual or audible alerts to drivers when a vehicle enters their blind spot, enhancing overall safety and reducing the risk of accidents.
Should I Contact a Lawyer After a Collision With a Commercial Truck?
Despite advancements in technology, accidents caused by blind spots on semi-truck vehicles still occur. If you’ve suffered severe injuries in a collision involving a semi-trailer truck due to blind spot-related issues, a truck accident lawyer at Friedland & Associates can offer invaluable assistance in recovering compensation.
Our attorneys can help by:
- An experienced lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident, including factors related to blind spots.
- They will gather evidence such as surveillance footage, witness statements, and accident reports to build a strong case demonstrating liability.
- Attorneys may consult experts in accident reconstruction, engineering, or truck safety to establish the negligence of the truck driver or company.
- A skilled lawyer on our legal team will negotiate with the trucking company’s insurance provider to ensure you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
- If necessary, your attorney will represent you in court to advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Contact Us Today!
If you’ve been involved in a collision with a semi-trailer truck due to blind spot issues, the truck accident lawyers at Friedland & Associates are ready to help.
We offer free consultations to discuss your case, assess the circumstances, and provide expert legal advice tailored to your situation. Contact us today to learn more.