Truck Accidents Caused By Blind Spots

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In the vast majority of such truck accidents, the trucker will be held solely responsible for any resulting damages and losses. However, you may also be able to sue the trucker’s employer (trucking company) if the truck driver was operating the vehicle in the scope of his or her employment. Contact a Philadelphia truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., help you maximize your compensation. Read more: https://www.gproslaw.com/auto-accidents/truck-accident.shtml/

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Truck Accidents Caused By Blind Spots

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If you have ever driven a vehicle – not necessarily a truck – you may be aware of the fact that every vehicle has blind spots that significantly limit the driver’s vision in front back and to the sides of the vehicle. The blind spots for trucks are even larger than those for passenger cars. Since blind spots can cause devastating truck and car accidents vehicles are equipped with side and rear-view mirrors as well as backup camera to minimize blind spots.

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Common Types Of Blind Spot-related Truck Accidents The vast majority of blind spot truck accidents are caused by a trucker’s failure to pay close attention to their surroundings and to constantly check blind spots before performing any maneuvers on the road or highway. More often than not truck accidents caused by blind spots are either rear-end or side collisions.

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For trucks blind spots are: Blind Spots For Trucks Most of the right side of the truck The area directly in front of the truck’s cab The area to the right and slightly in front of the cab and The area directly behind the truck The upper left side of the truck

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The vast majority of blind spot truck accidents are caused by a trucker’s failure to pay close attention to their surroundings and to constantly check blind spots before performing any maneuvers on the road or highway. More often than not truck accidents caused by blind spots are either rear-end or side collisions. Blind Spots For Trucks

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When A Blind Spot Truck Accident Is Caused By Negligence A truck driver can be held responsible for causing a truck accident due to negligence if he or she: ● Does not have the training and qualifications to drive this type of truck as required by law ● Failed to properly install or adjust side-view and rear-view mirrors to minimize blind spots ● Failed to remain vigilance of his or her surroundings ● Failed to check blind spots before performing a maneuver ● Was driving while fatigued drowsy or exhausted ● Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and ● Did not have a backup camera and other technology for collision avoidance installed

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Oftentimes truck drivers either forget to check blind spots or their rear and side-view mirrors are defective or improperly adjusted which can cause a blind spot-related truck accident. A Philadelphia truck accident attorney from The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C. warns that blind spots can cause collisions on highways and local roads in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Pennsylvania.

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Call: 215-543-7220 9637 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia PA 19115 https:/ /www.gproslaw.com/contact.shtml/ Hire An Attorney The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C.

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