Danville No-Zone Accident Attorneys
Truck drivers are responsible for safely controlling their vehicles so that they do not cause serious accidents. However, truck drivers can be inhibited by large blind spots all around their vehicles, called no-zones. As the driver of a regular car, you should be aware of these blind spots so that you can avoid being caught in this danger zone.
Even though it is your responsibility to avoid no-zones when possible, accidents in this area can still be the fault of the truck driver. If you have been injured in a no-zone accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you with your recovery. To learn more about your legal options, you should contact a knowledgeable Danville no-zone accident lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 443-4343.
What is a No-Zone?
A no-zone is a giant blind spot for semi trucks and 18-wheelers. Often you will notice signs posted on trucks reminding you of dangerous no-zones. To protect yourself, it is important to avoid these areas and not drive too close to a truck. Sometimes, though, like in traffic or in narrow lanes, driving in no-zones is unavoidable.
No-zones exist on every side of large trucks, including:
- Left side – a small, wedge-shaped blind spot extending out from the junction of trailer and cab
- Behind – a rectangular area extending out from behind the trailer until you can see the driver’s side mirrors again
- Front – a small rectangular area directly in front of the hood of the cab
- Right side – the largest no-zone, a diagonal band extending from the junction of the trailer and cab across to the side
Right side no-zones are the most hazardous since truck drivers must take wide right turns in order to swing their cargo around a corner. If you are in the right side no-zone, you can be trapped between the truck and the curb.
Although you should avoid no-zones, you can still become trapped in these areas during traffic and when trying to merge. Thus, even if you are involved in a no-zone accident, it may not be completely your fault. To discuss your case, you should contact a Danville no-zone accident attorney from Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 443-4343 today.