Truck accidents often result in serious injury or death. A Virginia Beach truck accident can have serious ramifications on the quality of your life and leave you unable to earn a living. Understanding how to avoid a truck accident can be the difference between life and death.
Three Tips: How to Avoid a Truck Accident
In this blog, our team discusses three simple tips to avoiding a truck accident, including:
- Staying out of blind spots. Trucks have bigger blind spots than other types of vehicles. They are located around the front, back, and sides of semis. Though you may have the right-of-way, truckers often can’t see vehicles near and around their trucks.
- Be aware of the truck’s stopping distance. Tractor-trailers are large and are often carrying heavy loads. This makes it difficult for them to stop. When driving in front of a truck, make sure there is enough distance for the truck to stop in case you have to stop suddenly.
- Keep away if the load seems unsafe. You can’t always assume the truck’s cargo is properly loaded. Shifting cargo can prove catastrophic. If a truck’s load seems unsafe or out of the ordinary, stay away from the truck.
If You’ve Been Injured in a Truck Accident
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you might be able to hold the trucker and/or trucking company liable for your injuries. Call one of our experienced Virginia Beach truck accident attorneys at Tavss Fletcher at (757) 625-1214 to learn more about your case.