Every vehicle on the road has blind spots that prevent the driver from seeing what might be there. No vehicles have more or larger blind spots than commercial trucks. This is bad news for motorists in the holiday season, as the highways ultimately get packed with big rigs hauling cargo, freight, product, and so forth.
While you are traveling from one destination to another, you can help prevent truck accidents by being aware of the blind spots on a big rig. The longer you linger in a blind spot, the more likely you are to be hit by the trucker, who may have no idea your vehicle is there at all. It might be a challenge to stay away from tractor trailer blind spots with so many trucks on the highways during holidays, but a little extra care can go a long way.
The major blind spots on a big rig are:
Keep in mind that being in a truck accident while in the blind spot of a commercial truck does not make you automatically liable for the crash. The trucker still has a responsibility to other motorists to exercise caution at all times and only turn, change lanes, or merge when they are confident their blind spot is clear. You could be hit by a trucker while in their blind spot but be found not liable at all with the right personal injury claim representation.
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