Trucks are notorious for their large blind spots and poor maneuverability. These inherent flaws make trucks a hazard to other vehicles on the road.
In our infographic, we illustrate the most dangerous areas of a truck. It’s in your best interest to move through these hazardous areas quickly (or avoid them altogether) to reduce your chances of an accident.
A major factor in whether it is safe to be in close proximity to a truck is whether or not you can see the truck driver’s face in the truck’s side-view mirror.
If you can see the truck driver’s face in the side-view mirror, then the truck driver can see your vehicle. If you cannot see the truck’s side-view mirrors or the truck driver’s face in the mirrors, assume that you are essentially invisible to the trucker.
Even if you take the safety precautions we described above, truck accidents can still happen—particularly if the trucker is driving negligently.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a Missouri truck accident, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys can launch an investigation against the trucking company and their driver and help you recover the compensation you need for any sudden medical expenses.
We have helped countless clients across the state in a similar situation, and we’re here to fight for you too.