Anyone who has driven on a Georgia highway has almost certainly driven in reasonably close proximity to a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle. These vehicles’ sheer size and weight present a risk to other motorists, particularly in the event of a collision. It is extremely important, therefore, for motorists to be sure that the people driving semi-trucks are aware of their presence and can see them in their various mirrors. Even under the best circumstances, accidents between semis and passenger vehicles may occur, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Anyone injured in a semi-truck accident should be certain to consult with one of our skilled truck accident attorneys as soon as possible after an accident.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a safety campaign advising motorists to avoid driving in specific “no-zones” around trucks and buses. A no-zone is a dangerous zone around another vehicle in which you are invisible to the vehicle’s driver or that places you at an increased risk of injury. The no-zones that motorists are advised to avoid include the following :
- Side No-Zone
- Rear No-Zone
- Front No-Zone
- Wide-Right Turns
The agency advises motorists to spend time in a truck’s No-Zone’s, and also to make sure that they can always see a truck’s mirrors. In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Contact a Peachtree City truck accident attorney for a free consultation
People injured in semi-truck accidents may be entitled to significant financial compensation. The best way to ensure that you receive the full value of your claim is to retain one of the experienced truck accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible after an accident. Call our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a fee consultation with one of our attorneys. If you would prefer to reach us by email, please fill out and submit the contact form available at the top of this page.