Being involved in a car accident is an unfortunate occurrence, and it will almost certainly ruin your day. Being involved in a truck accident is even worse, as the larger vehicle is likely to cause even more damage. If a car accident has a high chance of ruining your day, a truck accident has a high chance of ruining your life. Observing issues that tend to cause truck accidents may help you avoid this awful tragedy.
The important thing to remember is that large trucks are not like other vehicles; they are bulky and difficult to maneuver in, and because of their size, it can be difficult for truck drivers to see everywhere around them. With this in mind, drivers are encouraged not to change lanes abruptly or otherwise merge in such a way that trucks must quickly move to avoid you.
You should also refrain from driving in what is called a no-zone. These zones are areas in which truck drivers have limited visibility because of the size of their vehicle and their inability to compensate with mirrors. Also, remember that trucks make wide turns, so being too close when a truck turns could result in an accident.
Of course, even if you take care to remember all of these causes and specifically avoid them, you may still find yourself in a truck accident. Sometimes, it is the truck driver’s fault or the truck company. In instances like these, you may be entitled to compensation if you can successfully prove that the truck driver or trucking company was at fault in the accident.