Why you should be extra vigilant when driving near large trucks

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Whenever you are driving near a large commercial truck, you need to be careful. Any wrong move can be disastrous, and given the size of a truck compared to your vehicle, the injuries you suffer from such an accident could be catastrophic.

Below are the common dangers you need to be on the lookout for.

Blind spots

Trucks’ blindspots are more prominent compared to standard vehicles. It means that there are areas around the truck where the driver may be unaware of your presence. By the time they see you, it may be too late to take evasive action. An accident might be inevitable.

To be safe from blind spots, avoid driving too near to the sides of a truck and keep the truck’s side mirrors in your view.

Unsecured loads

When a truck’s cargo is not well secured, you could be at risk of falling debris. Unsecured cargo could also shift the truck’s weight and make the driver lose control.

Wide turns

Be careful around turns with trucks because they need considerable space to make a wide turn. Therefore, when the driver indicates that they are about to turn, it is advisable to give them enough space and wait until they make the turn before making your way.

Protecting your rights after a trucking accident

Accidents involving trucks can get complicated. The cause of such a crash may not be so obvious, and there could be more than one liable party. If you are not careful, you might get frustrated with your claim and end up with less compensation than you deserve.

Therefore, it might be necessary to seek help in handling your claim and protecting your rights if you are unsure of how to go about getting compensated for the injuries you suffered.