Trucks pose a distinct hazard to other vehicles on the road due to their poor maneuverability and large blind spots. Learn more about the latter and how to avoid them while on the road.
Where Are Trucks’ Blind Spots?
Trucks have large blind spots directly in front of them, directly behind them, and along each side of them, particularly on the right-hand side. A good rule of thumb to follow is that if you cannot see the truck driver’s face in the side-view mirror, it is likely the truck driver cannot see you.
Try to spend as little time as possible in trucks’ blind spots, as it can pose risks in sudden traffic changes. The infographic below illustrates the areas near the truck that you should avoid.
Unfortunately, even if you follow these guidelines, you may still be involved in a truck accident through no fault of your own. If you have been injured in a truck accident, our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys are here to help. We can help you determine which of the multiple parties may be held liable for your injuries while you focus on your recovery.
Contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C. at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.