Semi-trucks are a large part of the distribution network in the United States. Every day these trucks deliver goods to stores and manufacturers. This means that you have a high chance of driving next to a semi-truck when you are driving on a highway. It is more dangerous to drive next to one of these large trucks compared to a passenger vehicle. These trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles. Since they are much larger and heavier than a normal passenger car, an accident could be fatal or cause serious injuries. In 2017, there were 4,889 fatal truck accidents. Due to their size, trucks also have larger blind spot areas. It is important to understand the type of blind spots a truck has and how to stay out of those dangerous spots.
Blind spots are areas around a vehicle that the driver cannot see without turning their head around to see what is next to them. These spots are a lot larger on a semi-truck than a passenger vehicle. Since they are so big, they have visibility restrictions in a few areas. Listed below are some blind spot areas to be aware of on a truck.
If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident, contact a truck accident attorney today. The Arizona truck accident attorneys at ELG can help you file a legal claim. Our team of truck accident attorneys will investigate the details of your accident so they can file a proper claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at Phoenix or Mesa Arizona law offices at (623) 321-0566 to set up a consultation.
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