Sharing the road with large commercial trucks is a part of everyday life. It’s easy to get complacent or even annoyed by their presence, but that doesn’t change the fact that those trucks provide the supplies we all depend on every day. And, it doesn’t change the fact that a collision with one can change your life forever in the blink of an eye.
Truck drivers are some of the most skilled and experienced drivers on the road, but they are also human beings who are overworked and underpaid just like you are. Sometimes the guy behind the wheel of that big rig is a newbie, without all the training and experience. And yes, truck drivers have a duty to follow the rules of the road, just like you do and then some, but when your life is at stake do you really want to count on who is in the right? You can reduce your chances of getting squashed by an 18-wheeler by keeping the following tips in mind.
Basics for Safe Driving Around Large Commercial Trucks
- Stay out of blind spots
- Give them plenty of space when passing
- Don’t follow too closely
- Watch out for wide right turns
- Be courteous, even when you don’t feel like it
- Keep visibility in mind whether it’s due to time of day, weather, or other driving conditions
A truck wreck is an irreversible event. The reasons behind these serious accidents are numerous and it often comes down to a combination of factors that can include driver error, truck malfunction and more. If you have survived a truck accident, you may be able to recover substantial compensation, but it won’t undo the harm you have suffered. We can help you hold the trucking company and/or any others who caused your accident financially responsible. We hope that by following the tips above, you will never need our help.
To learn more about your rights and how we can help you recover full compensation for your truck accident, please call the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin at 503-239-1910 or email us today and schedule your free initial consultation.