Hello Folks, Attorney Paul Samakow here to talk with you about sharing the road with 18-wheelers. Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in collisions involving larger trucks. These accidents can be particularly devastating due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicles involved. While there are many factors that contribute to truck accidents, one of the most important is road safety.
In today’s post, we’ll talk about the importance of road safety around large trucks and how a personal injury attorney can help if you or someone you love is ever injured by an 18-wheeler.
Road safety is critical when it comes to driving around large trucks. These oversized vehicles have a much larger blind spot than passenger vehicles and this makes it difficult for drivers to see other vehicles on the road. Also, large trucks need more time and distance to come to a complete stop. This means other drivers need to be extra cautious when driving in front of them or really, anywhere near them.
Anytime you share the road with a big truck, you need to keep several things in mind. You need to always avoid driving in a truck’s blind spot. If you can’t see the driver’s side mirror, then they can’t see you. Also, NEVER cut off a large truck or drive too closely behind them.
I see this all the time at red lights. Someone will jump over into a lane in front of an 18-wheeler coming to a stop for a red light. This decreases the stopping distance for the oversized truck making it harder for them to safely bring their load to a halt. Forcing an 18-wheeler driver to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting you because you had to be a couple car links ahead for the green light puts you and the driver at terrible risk.
There is a lot you can do as a driver to prevent being involved in an 18-wheeler collision. But despite your best efforts to drive safely there is still risk when sharing the road with one of these large trucks.
If you or someone you care about is ever injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler, you need to contact the best personal injury attorney to handle your claim. Call my law firm at 703-854-9288 or 301-298-8383. We can help you file a personal injury claim, get the medical care you need and do everything in our power to get you a fair financial settlement for your injuries and losses.
If you’re injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler, you want a personal injury attorney with experience handling cases involving big trucks, someone familiar with the laws and regulations governing the trucking industry, someone with a track record of successfully representing clients in these types of cases. You want the expert legal team at The Law Offices of Paul Samakow on your side.
A collision with a big truck can turn your life upside down, we can help set things back to right. If you ever need us after being injured on the road, call our offices at 703-854-9288 or 301-298-8383.
Until next time, please be safe, and NEVER text while driving!
Attorney Paul Samakow