Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries and death are all potential consequences of a truck crash. While an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney will work hard to help you with your legal recovery for those injuries, the best way to avoid the physical pain, emotional suffering and financial loss caused by a truck accident is to avoid the accident in the first place.

3 Tips for Avoiding an Atlanta Truck Crash

You cannot control the behavior of a truck driver, and you cannot prevent every instance of truck driver negligence that may result in a crash. However, there are steps that you can take to reduce your chances of being in a serious Atlanta tractor trailer wreck. Specifically, it is important to:
  1. Remember that trucks have blind spots. The larger the truck, the larger the blind spot. If you cannot see the driver's full face in the mirror, then the driver probably can't see you. In order to avoid a crash it is important to avoid being in the truck's blind spot.
  2. Leave space between your vehicle and trucks. You can get hurt if a truck hits you or if you hit a truck. Thus, it is important to leave adequate space between you and the trucks traveling around you.
  3. Be cautious when merging onto highways or stopping suddenly. It takes trucks longer to stop than it takes passenger vehicles to stop. This is important to remember when merging into traffic or stopping suddenly for accidents or traffic signals.

How an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover from Your Injuries

The steps described above may avoid some Atlanta truck wrecks, but they won't avoid all crashes. If you have been hurt in an Atlanta truck accident, then you may be entitled to legal damages for your injuries.

To learn more about your rights, please read our free e-book, 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim, and please call one of our experienced Atlanta truck crash lawyers at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation.
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