Avoiding Car/Truck Accidents
Tips From Our Cincinnati Injury Lawyers
Collisions between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks can happen
in an instant. The best protection against a car/truck accidents to drive
prudently and avoid putting yourself and your passengers in danger. Being
alert and avoiding specific situations will decrease your chances of becoming
collateral damage in a
commercial truck accident. In the event of a truck and
car crash, the legal team at
The Moore Law Firm will fight diligently to protect victims’ interests and obtain the
full compensation they deserve.
Tips for Sharing the Road with Commercial Trucks
Avoid Abrupt Stops. If you are on the highway, understand that commercial trucks will take
much longer to slow down and brake than a passenger automobile. Never
abruptly stop with a truck right behind you.
Change Lanes Safely. Since the truck cannot brake as quickly as a car, do not cut off a truck
on the highway or change lanes without warning. If you are passing a truck,
make sure you are well ahead of the truck before moving back into its
lane. Vehicles in the passing lane must allow several car lengths before
changing lanes in front of a truck.
Check for Mirrors. If you cannot see a truck driver in his side-mirror, he cannot see you,
either. Do not drive in a truck’s blind spots – do not drive
close behind trucks or near the end of the trailer.
Pass Trucks with Caution. A truck on the highway is going to cause cross-winds, and this wind can
actually run a car off the road. Never speed to pass a commercial truck,
and be extremely cautious during inclement weather or on slippery roads.
Never Tailgate a Truck. Besides the potential for sudden truck braking and a resulting in an undercarriage
collision, the area directly behind the truck is another blind spot.
Know the No Zone. Never drive in a truck’s “No Zone.” This is the term
for the area directly behind the truck cab next to the cargo trailer.
This is a blind spot for commercial trucks and automobiles should only
be in the No Zone briefly when passing a truck on the left.
You Need Solid Representation to Protect Your Rights
Even if you do everything possible to avoid a car/truck accident, you may
become involved in a collision through no fault of your own. When trucks cause
catastrophic car accidents, not only is the injured person affected, but the victim’s entire
family can suffer devastating losses. From the moment of the accident,
the trucking industry and their insurance companies work against victims to
minimize their liabilities and protect their financial interests. While they have teams of defense
attorneys working for them, you can have The Moore Law Firm working for you.
Former insurance claims adjuster and Cincinnati injury lawyer
Donald C. Moore, Jr. has been standing up against the trucking industry and car insurance companies
to represent injured motorists for over 30 years.
If you have been a victim of a truck accident, our Cincinnati accident
attorneys are ready to serve you and to discuss your situation and the
legal options available to you. Get your