How Blind Spots Cause Georgia Truck CrashesApproximately one third of all large truck accidents are caused by a trucker who hits a car that is in the trucker's blind spot or no zone. A trucker's blind spot can be so large that a driver may miss seeing an entire passenger car and may try to change lanes, speed up, or back up without accounting for that vehicle. The results can be tragic.
Who is Responsible for Truck Blind Spot Crashes
Truck drivers should be trained to be aware of their blind spots, or no zones, and to drive safely. Drivers of tractor trailers, or 18 wheelers, have blind spots on the side of their trucks, immediately in front of their trucks and in back of their trucks. Despite the existence of these blind spots, drivers may be legally responsible if they cause an accident by not properly accounting for the blind spots and for hitting another vehicle that is currently in their blind spot. Additionally, a trucking company or truck driver employer may also be responsible if the driver was not properly trained and did not know how to avoid a Georgia truck accident.
Why You Need Help After a Marietta Truck Attorney
A trucker, trucking company, or insurance company may argue that the accident was not the result of a truck driver who failed to take proper precautions. Instead, these parties may argue that it was the car driver who caused the accident by speeding, unsafely changing lanes, or distracted driving, for example.
Do not accept responsibility for something that was not your fault. Instead, fight for the damages that you deserve if you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a Georgia truck crash. To learn more about your rights and potential recovery, please call an experienced Marietta truck lawyer at 1.770.518.1133.