Big trucks are an intimidating presence on Texas’s highways and interstates. Even the largest pickup trucks and SUVs are no match for tractor trailers, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded and reach lengths of 65 feet.
The huge difference in size between passenger vehicles and semi-trucks means that people traveling in cars, trucks, and SUVs are much more likely to get hurt than the people behind the wheels of big rigs when accidents occur.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our Texas truck accident attorneys are here to help anyone who was hurt in a truck crash that wasn’t their fault. That said, preventing truck accidents in the first place is always better than even the best outcome after truck accidents.
You can reduce your risks by avoiding the four “No Zones” that exist on all big trucks:
- The area in front of trucks—Because truck cabins are elevated, drivers may have difficulty seeing the space in front of their bumpers and grilles.
- The area behind trucks—When truck drivers are hauling trailers, they can’t see directly behind them, putting drivers who follow too closely at risk.
- The area underneath driver’s side doors—Truck drivers often can’t see anything underneath their nearest windows, including vehicles traveling next to them in adjacent lanes.
- The area underneath passenger’s side doors—Mirrors are only so effective at helping truck drivers see more of the road, and other vehicles may become invisible under the passenger doors.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck accident, it’s important to get legal representation on your side that you can trust. Contact an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer today.