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How Drivers Can Prevent Themselves From Becoming Seriously Injured in Truck Accidents


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8/15/2014
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You travel the same roads every morning to get to work, and although this day started out like any other, it ended in a much different manner—you were involved in an accident. You noticed the large truck next to you coming closer as you approached the intersection, but there wasn’t much you could do. If you slammed on your brakes, the vehicle behind you would have collided into your bumper. Vehicles were also blocking you in the front and the back, so when the truck came into your lane, the only option was to collide. Now your life will never be the same, as you were left with life-changing injuries. Truck accidents happen every day at intersections, but if drivers take certain precautions, they could help prevent themselves from becoming statistics.

  • Don’t assume the truck driver sees you, particularly if you are next to or behind the rig. Never expect the truck to yield to you; always drive defensively and yield to it.
  • Keep a safe distance when driving behind trucks, particularly when stopped at an intersection. Trucks take longer to accelerate than smaller vehicles, and tailgating could cause a collision.
  • Look both ways before entering an intersection. Trucks take a longer amount of time to slow down and stop. If the truck was speeding, it may not be able to brake in time, and will continue going, even if it means driving through a red light. Make sure the intersection is completely clear before proceeding.

 

Even if despite your best efforts, you are one of the many involved in Boise truck accidents each day, you’ll need an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights and attempt to get you the justice you deserve.

Contact the Morton Law Offices today to speak with an attorney about your situation. If you like what you’ve read, we encourage you to share this article on Facebook.



Category: Trucking "Big Rig" Accidents

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