Frightening Statistics Tie Maryland Truck Accidents and Blind SpotsTo say that a commercial truck is big and heavy would be a bit of an understatement, seeing as one can weigh in at 80,000 pounds or more. The sheer physics alone dictate that these massive metal machines moving at high speeds pose a danger to our comparatively puny passenger vehicles, carrying precious cargo of family and friends.
What if on top of being about 20 times larger than your car and moving at high speeds, these behemoths have operators who CANNOT SEE YOU?
Guess what? They can't.
Due to the position of the drivers (high up) and size of the vehicles, blind spots in the vision of truck drivers are significantly larger than those in regular passenger cars. These blind spots are so significant, they have been given their own special name- the "No-Zones."
Blind Spots and No-Zones: Deadly to Passenger Vehicles
More than 413,000 accidents are caused by blind spot-related problems annually, according to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. Sadly, more than 160,000 people experience a fatality related to these catastrophic accidents each year.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious tractor-trailer collision that involved the aggressive driving of a commercial truck operator, then contact an experienced Maryland truck accident attorney.
Expertise and experience make all the difference.
Truck accidents are frequently complex, with multiple entities that may be found liable. However, truck and insurance company representatives are employed to make sure that their companies lose as little money as possible.
Don't deal with a serious Maryland truck accident alone. It is vital that you work with an experienced truck accident attorney who has the knowledge and expertise to pursue the correct parties for the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Silver Spring tractor-trailer crash lawyer at Nickelsporn & Lundin by calling 1-800-875-9700. A dedicated Maryland truck accident lawyer will help protect your rights as the victim of a devastating tractor-trailer collision.