Many car accidents are caused by drivers failing to be aware of their blind spots. The operator of a vehicle is responsible for knowing his or her surroundings, and the failure to do so can result in serious accidents. When a commercial truck is involved, the chances for an accident are exponentially increased. A truck has more blind spots than a car, and these zones cover a larger amount of space. These blind spots are also known as “no-zones.”
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a truck driver failing to be aware of his or her surroundings, it is important to contact a St. Louis no-zone accident attorney from the Finney Law Office. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. We would like to help you understand your rights and options. Contact us today at 314-646-0300 for more information.
Causes of No-Zone Truck Accidents
There are four main “no-zones” on 18-wheelers. Truck drivers should be aware of all four blind spots at all times. These areas include:
- Left of Trailer
- Right of Trailer
- In front of truck
- Directly behind truck
There are several common careless truck driver actions that can lead to no-zone accidents. In many cases, accidents are caused by a truck driver:
- Braking suddenly
- Speeding up into traffic
- Erratically changing lanes
Every 18-wheeler should carry warning signs that inform drivers of their no-zone areas. Failure to post these signs can also lead to serious accidents.
Investigation into the cause of a no-zone accident is essential to building a truck accident lawsuit. Contact the no-zone accident attorneys of The Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 to discuss the facts of your case.