No-Zone Trucking Accidents
The sheer size of large commercial trucks and 18-wheelers make them dangerous to other drivers on the road. As such, when truck drivers themselves fail to properly operate their vehicle and become involved in an accident, the injuries sustained by drivers of smaller vehicles are often severe. One of the more commonly reported truck accidents, sadly, is also one of the most avoidable; no-zone trucking accidents occur when truckers do not take full measures to ensure that other vehicles are not in the areas around their vehicle they cannot readily see before turning or changing lanes.
A Truck’s No-Zone Areas
While it may be posted as a warning on the back of large commercial trucks and 18-wheelers, truck drivers still have an obligation to check and ensure that a vehicle has not entered a no-zone area before turning or changing lanes:
- A shallow space just in front of the truck
- A longer, more extensive area behind the truck
- A relatively small area on the driver’s side of the truck
- A much larger space on the passenger side of the vehicle
Should a truck driver be unaware that a vehicle has entered one of his or her no-zone areas when executing a lane change or turn, the driver of that vehicle could be at serious risk of experiencing an accident.
Consult with a Louisville No-Zone Truck Accident Attorney
At Sampson Law Firm, our Louisville no-zone trucking accident attorneys believe negligent truck drivers should be held financially liable in the event of a no-zone accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, we may work on your behalf to recover any associated damages or losses. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our attorneys, please call our Louisville offices at (502) 584-5050 today.