According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of accidents related to blind spot hazards has been underestimated for years. A new federal study estimates that 800,000 annual accidents are related to blind spot hazards. The number of people injured or killed is likely also higher as such accidents frequently occur on freeways and highways and involve multiple vehicles.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Clayton County you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at Shane Smith Law.
Auto blind spots are located over a driver's right and left shoulders where the vehicle's body connects to the roof. Blind spot-related accidents frequently occur when drivers make lane changes without confirming that it is safe. These often occur on freeways and highways, where lane changes are more frequent.
The NHTSA listed a multitude of crash scenarios related to blind spot hazards, including:
The types of accidents varied but typically included sideswipe collisions and auto rollovers.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.