No-Zone Truck Accidents
Even a minor truck accident can be devastating for everyone involved. When a truck driver fails to notice or cannot see another vehicle, the other motorist is at risk of being severely injured in an accident. The truck driver negligence attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one due to a negligent truck driver.Definition of a No-Zone
No-zones are the areas around a truck that are not visible to the truck driver. If another vehicle is driving in the truck’s no-zone, the truck driver may be unaware of the other vehicle. There are three types of no-zones:
- Front no-zone: Due to the height of the truck, drivers have trouble seeing other cars directly in front of them.
- Rear no-zone: Truck drivers cannot see other vehicles directly behind them. If the other driver cannot see the truck’s mirrors, then the truck driver cannot see the vehicle behind them.
- Side no-zones: Truck drivers have blind spots on both the left and right side of the truck. If a motorist cannot see the truck driver’s face in the side mirror, the truck driver cannot see the other vehicle.
No-zones create a need for truck drivers to exercise extreme caution when operating on the nations roads and highways. Truck drivers must be aware of their surroundings at all times. Failure to do so can result in an accident in which the truck driver and the trucking company may be liable.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a truck driver’s negligence the attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, property damage, lost income, or wrongful death. Let the personal injury attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates get to work for you and your family.