Guilford County Truck Accident
Commercial trucks are large, heavy, and generally take a greater degree of skill to operate than other smaller vehicles. There are certain dangers that are unique to large trucks, including:
- Jackknifing. Large vehicles, especially eighteen-wheel trucks, are prone to jackknifing under certain conditions, particularly sudden braking and turning.
- Turning accidents. Commercial trucks can be difficult to turn, and often require the use of two lanes to make a right turn.
- Blind spots. Trucks have large blind spots to the right and rear of the vehicle, with smaller blind spots on the right front corner and mid-left side of the truck. One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is ride along in a trucker’s blind spot, unseen.
- Cut-offs. Sneaking into a small gap in traffic ahead of a truck is never a good idea – trucks take as much as three times the distance to stop as the average passenger car, and cutting one off and then slowing down in front of it is one of the worst things a driver can do.
Over the years, the trucking industry has tried to improve the quality of drivers by making it more difficult to qualify for and maintain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). But drivers of passenger cars need to do their part to drive safely, particularly when sharing the road with large trucks.
If you collided with a truck in Guilford County, North Carolina and suffered serious injuries as a result, contact Nagle & Associates, P.A. online or call (800) 411-1583 to schedule your free initial case evaluation. Our attorneys handle truck accidents on a contingency basis, meaning that if you don’t recover, we don’t get paid. Call to set up your no risk consultation today.