No-Zone Truck Accidents
Trucks are some of the largest vehicles that operate on the roads today, and their immense length and mass cause them to have limited driving dynamics, which, in turn, leads to increased risks of traffic accidents. Like all vehicles, heavy haul trucks also have blind spots; however, the blind spots—or “no-zones”—that surround the truck are much more sizable and can easily hide smaller vehicles from the truck driver. At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, our attorneys believe it is the truck driver’s duty to be aware of their surroundings, take into account any vehicles that may be hiding in their no-zones, and, ultimately, to prevent traffic accidents.
Where the No-zones are Located
Truck no-zones encompass large areas around the truck and when a truck driver fails to take notice of the vehicles that enter their no-zones, accidents will undoubtedly occur. The locations of these no-zones include:
- Large area directly behind the truck
- Large area behind the passenger seat extending to past the trailer
- Small area behind the driver’s seat
- Small area directly in front and below the truck
The size and location of these no-zones can vary depending on the height and length of the truck. If you find yourself in a truck no-zone, it is best to immediately vacate the area and move to a location where the truck driver can see your vehicle.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been involved in a no-zone truck accident, know that you do not have to suffer the consequences of the accident without fair compensation. At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, our attorneys understand how devastating the effects of truck accidents can be and we are dedicated to helping our clients recover the highest compensation possible for their suffering. Contact our office at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about how we can help you begin building your legal case today.