Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tips to Avoid Truck Accidents

It is tough to disagree with the fact that commercial trucks are a vital part of the U.S. economy. After all, these trucks are responsible for transporting massive amounts of goods all over the country. Sadly, these trucks are also responsible for roughly 500,000 road accidents every year. Of that 500,000 accidents, 300,000 of these accidents result in someone sustaining an injury.

Do not allow yourself to become a part of this harrowing statistic. When sharing the road with large trucks, drive cautiously and follow these simple road safety tips:

Blind Spots

Due to their gargantuan size, commercial trucks have gaping blind spots. If you cannot clearly see a truck’s side mirrors, you are in one of its blind spots. Always maintain caution when driving near trucks.

Wait Your Turn

Never attempt to overtake a truck as it tries to make a turn. Trucks need to take a wider angle of approach when executing turns due to their massive frame. Trying to overtake a truck in that situation can lead to nasty consequences. If you see a truck flashing a turn signal, wait your turn.

In the unfortunate event that you do become involved in a truck accident, be sure to seek immediate medical attention before anything else. After you have been attended to by medical staff is the only time you should contact a personal injury lawyer.

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