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For Many Trucks, Mirrors Do Not Cover the Perimeter Causing Large Blind Spots for the Driver

Truck drivers are entrusted with large vehicles that pose a danger if they are not operated properly. Trucks contain larger blind spots than do smaller vehicles.

Truck drivers must take proper measures to check blind spots for other motorists before changing lanes or another move in which a collision can occur. Many truck drivers are not adequately trained, or they may be too tired to remember to check blind spots, which can result in significant injuries to other motorists and their passengers.

Marc S. Albert has represented injured victims for more than 25 years, pursuing legal action against negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. He understands the complicated nature of a truck accident claim, and he fights to make sure that victims receive the compensation that they need following a truck accident.

Crashes Caused by Trucks’ Blind Spots

Blind spots refer to sections of a road that are out of sight when a driver looks in a truck’s side or rear-view mirror. As a result, drivers must physically look out a window or other opening to check for other vehicles traveling in their blind spots. Due to a truck’s size and configuration, there are blind spots on every side of the truck, making people traveling around it susceptible to being hit, especially if the driver attempts to change lanes or turn widely.

It is a truck driver’s responsibility to know the limitations on their vehicle and follow adequate procedures to prevent a crash caused by a blind spot. When truck drivers are not trained properly about the limitations of their vehicles, or they do not adequately check their blind spots, accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or fatalities.

Blind Spot Accident Liability

When a truck driver switches lanes without checking for another motorist, or otherwise acts without care, they should be held accountable for any subsequent injuries. Victims of truck accidents may seek compensation for their injuries by pursuing personal injury lawsuits. These claims are based on negligence which occurs when one or more parties breach an owed duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would under the same or similar circumstances. The breach must also be a proximate cause of a victim’s injuries and result in damages.

Trucking companies can also be held liable in many instances. Vicarious liability attaches to employers when an employee’s negligent act occurs within the scope of employment.

Once negligence is established, truck accident victims can be compensated for medical costs, lost income, property loss, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering damages.

Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

Marc S. Albert has secured several million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of accident victims throughout his career. He knows that each case and victim is unique, and he personally takes the time to communicate with each client to ensure that he is providing effective representation.

The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert serves victims throughout New York City and Long Island from offices in Astoria, Downtown Brooklyn, and Syosset. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck crash, contact our office online or at 855-252-3788 to talk to Marc about your legal options.

If you have been in a truck accident, your first call should be to Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.

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