You have likely heard about the often-large blind spots that large truck drivers deal with. What you may not realize is that drivers of any vehicle have one or more blind spots.
Since everyone on the road is dealing with areas where it’s hard to see other drivers, you need to remain aware of the location of common blind spots and do your best to avoid them. Some other tips to help you avoid being involved in a blind spot accident can be found here.
How do blind spots happen?
A blind spot is a location around your vehicle where you can’t see other vehicles. These can occur at different locations around your vehicle. If there’s a vehicle or object in your blind spot, you may not see them, which can lead to an injury if you try to merge, turn or get in their path.
Tips for avoiding blind spots
When you are driving, it’s also necessary for you to avoid getting in other drivers’ blind spots. This may mean allowing more space between you and another vehicle and avoiding driving side-by-side on a four-lane highway.
You can also avoid blind spot accidents by adjusting your mirrors properly and looking over your shoulder if you need to move into another lane or turn.
Your rights after a blind spot accident
If you are involved in an accident with a driver who was not paying attention or who did not try to check their blind spots before merging or turning, it may be possible to recover compensation. Knowing your legal rights and options will help you determine if this is something that’s available for your case and situation.