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Serving Accident Victims Nationwide
What Are Blind Spots?
Blind spots can have a dramatic impact on the safety of drivers and motorcycle
riders on the road. Motorcycle drivers are often impacted by accidents
caused by blind spots. A blind spot is an area of the road that cannot
be seen by a driver. Blind spots frequently arise when an individual drives
a truck due to the size of the truck. As a truck turns, a driver is literally
cut off from being able to see certain parts of the road or other vehicles
that may be behind the truck. A truck driver may run over a cyclist as
he or she makes a wide turn.
There are numerous blind spots that drivers can have. The most frequent
blind spots occur in the context of wide turns or other automobiles that
follow a truck too closely. Motorcycle riders need to be aware of the
size of their vehicle in comparison with other vehicles on the road. Cyclists
can easily be caught in many different blind spots that surround a truck
or car. Blind spots make it difficult for a truck driver to see other
cars on the road or available space on the road. Accidents frequently
arise when a truck driver inadvertently turns into a car or brakes too
suddenly on the road. When the truck driver suddenly brakes, a cyclist
may rear-end the truck. In the worst instances, a truck may topple over
a motorcycle due to a blind spot accident.
Blind spot accidents are tragedies and can cause permanent injuries to
the victims who are involved in them. If you have been injured in a
blind spot accident, you may have the legal right to recover damages. You should consider speaking
with a personal injury attorney if you have been injured in a blind spot
accident. An attorney can help you understand the various forms of damages
that may be available to compensate you for your injuries.
The Occurrence of Blind Spots While Driving
Motorcycle riders should be well-versed in the blind spots that surround
a vehicle. If cyclists are unaware of blind spots, they may be prone to
crashes or accidents. There are some blind spots that are unavoidable,
no matter how careful a driver maneuvers a vehicle on the road. Truck
drivers may also have a responsibility to post warning signs or stickers
on a truck to put other automobile drivers on notice in regards to blind spots.
Some of the “permanent” blind spot areas include those that
are directly in front of the truck, behind the truck and to the side of
the driver side window. Car drivers may also have blind spots in the rear
of the vehicle. Cyclists should do their best to avoid driving in areas
where blind spots may occur.
If a driver has failed to properly check blind spots before making a turn,
then he or she may have been negligent. This negligence may become an
issue if an accident has resulted. A driver may inadvertently crash into
a motorcycle that was unseen due to his or her failure to perform due
diligence in making a wide turn.
Injuries Resulting from Accidents Arising from Blind Spots
Severe injuries can result due to accidents that arise from blind spots.
Everyone can be a victim in blind spot accidents. A truck driver can be
severely harmed by his or her own negligence. The driver in a small vehicle
may suffer from permanent disabilities, lacerations or even death in the
worst cases. Automobile drivers can be completely crushed in accidents
that result from blind spots.
In some cases, a cyclist may completely crash into a truck at a high speed.
If a truck suddenly brakes without considering whether there are other
drivers behind the truck, a serious accident can result. A sudden stop
on a high-speed freeway can cause a massive pile-up crash that involves
several other car drivers. These drivers may all suffer from injures such
as broken bones, concussions, gashes, lacerations, burns or death.
If you have been involved in an accident involving multiple drivers, then
it is in your best interest to speak with a personal injury attorney.
Several drivers may be at fault for the injuries that you have suffered.
An attorney can help you understand how to file a lawsuit against multiple parties.
Blind Spot Accident Statistics
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 840,000 accidents arising from blind spots occur
every year. This statistic shows that blind spot accidents continue to
be a serious issue in the United States. The statistic also shows that
there is a real need for providing truck drivers with the proper training
on blind spots. Drivers need to be aware of how to use caution when utilizing
cars that have blind spots. They need to understand the protocol for performing
checks on the road to reduce the risk of blind spot accidents and to avoid
accidents with cyclists.
The NHTSA also provides numerous guides that can assist truck drivers
and other types of professional drivers in utilizing safe driving behaviors
on the road. These guides also contain tips to reduce the risk of accidents
caused by blind spots. Some of these tips guide drivers in the proper
adjustment of mirrors or assist drivers in how to check for cars in nearby lanes.
Damages Available in Accidents Caused by Blind Spots
Injured victims should be informed about their legal rights. Various forms
of damages may be available in one’s case. Actual damages may be
available for those who have suffered injuries in blind spot accidents
and incurred medical expenses as a result. Actual damages may also provide
compensation for surgery expenses, doctor visits, physical therapy appointments
and other direct expenses resulting from the injury.
General damages are not quantifiable in nature and refer to more abstract
concepts. General damages may be available when a victim has incurred
“pain and suffering” as a result of a blind spot accident.
Depending on one’s jurisdiction, the jury may play a critical role
in determining whether one has endured damages in the form of “pain
Punitive damages may be available in those cases where a defendant’s
negligence has been egregious in nature. Depending on one’s jurisdiction,
there may be no cap on punitive damages. An attorney may be able to help
maximize your recovery by helping you to choose the most favorable jurisdiction
for asserting your claim.
Contact the Doan Law Firm for Assistance Today
If you have been involved in a blind spot accident, call the
Doan Law Firm for assistance today. The Doan Law Firm is open 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week. We are here to provide you with support during your time of need.
There are no fees charged unless we win your case. Feel free to call one
of our assistants to set up a free phone consultation. We believe in providing
excellent customer service and responding to the needs of all clients.
When you have been injured in a blind spot accident, it is vital that
you do not wait to learn more about your legal rights. You may only have
a limited amount of time to assert a legal claim due to the statute of
Call one of our attorneys today to receive the assistance that you need.