Charleston No-Zone Accidents Attorneys
All vehicles have blind spots, but the amount of visibility in large commercial vehicles is even more limited due to the massive proportions of a large truck’s cargo bed. The blind spots around a semi-truck or 18-wheeler are called “no-zones,” meaning there is virtually no visibility in a truck driver’s side mirrors around certain areas. This lack of sight is even more dangerous at night. A truck driver would have to physically adjust themselves to see if another vehicle is in their no-zone, and many fail to do this, resulting in countless semi-truck accidents every year.
While all car accidents are likely to result in serious injury, the risk of sustaining a critical injury is greatly increased when a heavy commercial truck is involved. Because these vehicles have a force of impact that is much more deadly than a normal-sized car’s, truck drivers have a duty to exercise a larger degree of care. At Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, our dedicated Charleston no-zone accident lawyers believe that those who fail to do so—and put other drivers in danger as a result— should be held accountable for the injuries they cause.
Although it is the driver’s responsibility to check their no-zones by not solely relying on their mirrors, but physically adjusting themselves to check for oncoming traffic, it is important for other drivers to be aware of the places they may not be visible, including:
- Directly in front of the truck
- Directly behind the driver’s door
- Directly behind the passenger’s door
- Directly behind the truck
A truck driver attempting to switch lanes without bothering to check their no-zone can run another driver off of the road and cause critical injury, if not a fatality. This risk makes truckers’ responsibility to be aware of their blind spots crucial to public safety.
Contact a No-Zone Accidents Attorney in Charleston
Injuries from a truck accident can be very debilitating, often necessitating costly medical treatment and rehabilitative care. The qualified no-zone accidents lawyers at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group know how devastating this kind of personal injury can be and are committed to lessening the financial burden of your accident. If you have suffered losses from a negligent truck driver, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Charleston offices at (843) 720-0810 for guidance throughout the legal process.