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Failure to Check Blind Spots - Dashner Law Firm

Failure to Check Blind Spots

Truck accidents can result in devastating consequences, often due to a combination of factors. One significant factor that can lead to truck accidents is the failure to check blind spots. Blind spots are areas around a truck where the driver’s vision is obstructed, making it essential for truck drivers to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. When drivers neglect to check their blind spots, accidents can occur, resulting in severe injuries and damages. In such cases, legal assistance becomes crucial. The Dashner Law Firm in Texas specializes in helping victims of truck accidents seek justice and compensation for their losses.

Understanding Blind Spots:

Blind spots are areas around a truck where the driver’s mirrors cannot provide a clear view. Trucks have larger blind spots compared to passenger vehicles, making it even more critical for truck drivers to be cautious. The primary blind spots of a typical commercial truck include:

Right Side: The area to the right of the truck, extending from the passenger side mirror to the rear of the trailer, is a significant blind spot. This blind spot is especially dangerous when truck drivers make right turns.

Left Side: Similar to the right side, the left side of the truck also has a blind spot extending from the driver’s side mirror to the rear of the trailer. This blind spot can be problematic when changing lanes to the left.

Rear: The area directly behind the truck is often a blind spot because the truck’s mirrors cannot provide a clear view of vehicles tailgating the truck. This can lead to rear-end collisions if the truck suddenly stops or reverses.

Consequences of Neglecting Blind Spots:

Neglecting blind spots can result in various accidents, including:

Lane Change Accidents: When a truck driver fails to check their blind spot while changing lanes, they may collide with a vehicle in their blind spot.

Right Turn Accidents: Neglecting the right-side blind spot while making a right turn can lead to collisions with vehicles or pedestrians on the right side of the truck.

Rear-End Collisions: If a truck driver is unaware of a vehicle directly behind their truck, they may make sudden stops or reverse, causing a rear-end collision.

Merging Accidents: When merging onto a highway or changing lanes, a truck driver must be vigilant about checking blind spots to avoid colliding with other vehicles.

How Dashner Law Firm Can Help:

The Dashner Law Firm, based in Texas, specializes in representing victims of truck accidents caused by the failure to check blind spots. Here’s how they can assist:

Legal Expertise: The Dashner Law Firm has a team of experienced attorneys who understand the complexities of truck accident cases. They can assess the circumstances of the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong legal strategy.

Investigative Resources: The firm has access to investigative resources that can help establish liability, including accident reconstruction experts, witness interviews, and expert testimonies.

Negotiation and Litigation: Dashner Law Firm can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to secure fair compensation. If necessary, they are prepared to litigate in court to ensure your rights are protected.

Maximum Compensation: The firm’s goal is to help victims obtain maximum compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the truck accident.


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