3 Reliable Ways to Avoid Big Rig Wrecks
No one wants to be involved in a car wreck; they’re scary, they cause damage and injury, and they usually cost tons of money. Big rig wrecks are even worse. Because of the sheer size of the vehicles involved, the potential damage in these accidents is catastrophic. To top it off, most truck drivers are employees of a large company, one that has plenty of lawyers and insurance agents on their side. This may force the victim to pay out-of-pocket for a wreck they didn’t cause!
Fortunately, there are ways you can work to avoid big rig wrecks when you’re on the road. Then, you can prevent physical injury, car damage, and of course, added expenses out of your wallet. Want to avoid them when you’re behind the wheel? Here are three practically foolproof ways to do it:
- Avoid blind spots – Every car has a blind spot, but for big rigs, that blind spot spans almost the entire side of their truck. If you drive in that blind spot, the truck driver can’t see you, and they might pull right over into your lane. This could force you off the road, flip your car over or crush you against a median.
- Stay clear of turns – Trucks take very wide turns, so make sure you’re giving them sufficient room to execute those turns. If you’re following too closely or driving next to them during a turn, they may encroach on your lane, leaving you with no escape.
- Always use your signal – If you’re driving in front of or behind a truck, make sure you’re using your signals diligently. This means using your blinker when turning or switching lanes, turning on your headlights when it’s rainy or foggy, and making sure your brake lights work at all times. You want that truck driver to be able to anticipate every move you make, to make accidents less likely.
Sadly, no matter how careful you are on the road, sometimes accidents still happen. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a truck accident, contact The Snow Law Firm today. Our attorneys are experts in big rig wrecks, and they can help you get the compensation you deserve.