New York No-Zone Accidents Lawyer
Semi trucks and 18-wheelers are large vehicles, making it impossible for truck drivers to adequately see around the bulk of their trailers. As a result, these drivers must deal with large blind spots in four main areas around their vehicles. Although drivers are warned to stay out of these “no-zones,” truck drivers also have a responsibility to monitor vehicles going in and out of these blind spots. If a truck driver fails to carefully check for other vehicles in these areas, he or she may collide with another motorist and cause a devastating accident.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury in a truck accident caused by a driver who did not monitor his or her blind spots, financial compensation from the party at fault may be available for the costs associated with your injuries. For more information about your full range of rights and options after a trucking accident, contact the New York no-zone accidents attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.
Where Are the No-Zones?
The blind spots around a large commercial truck depend on the size of the truck and trailer as well as the kinds of mirrors a truck driver uses to see around his or her vehicle. However, most 18-wheelers and semi trucks have the following blind spots:
- A significant area directly behind the trailer
- A small area directly in front of the truck
- An area directly next to and slightly behind the driver’s side, or the left of the vehicle
- A large area extending behind most of the passenger’s side, or the right of the vehicle
Cars traveling in these areas may not be seen by truck drivers, making it difficult for truck drivers to avoid motorists in these blind spots. However, it is the responsibility of the truck driver to watch for cars entering or exiting these blind spots.
An injury caused by a truck driver’s negligence may leave you and your family with significant medical expenses, out-of-pocket injury costs, and a lack of wages due to a lengthy recovery period. Compensation may be available for these injury-related expenses, though. For a free consultation with an experienced legal professional regarding your claim, contact the New York no-zone accidents lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.