No-Zone Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a no-zone truck accident, contact the truck accident attorneys of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. at (520) 529-1515 today. Eighteen-wheelers are massive vehicles that dominate roads all over the country. It takes special training and care to maneuver these trucks safely. Unfortunately, truck drivers often drive negligently. When a truck driver doesn’t pay attention to their blind spots, devastating accidents can cause injury and death for victims. Back injuries, brain injuries, internal bleeding, amputation, nerve damage, hand and wrist damage, lacerations, and scarring are all common outcomes of 18-wheeler accidents. When you are injured in an accident caused by the negligent truck driver, you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today at (520) 529-1515 to discuss your legal options for pursuing compensation.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Being in any sort of car accident is traumatizing and overwhelming, but being in an accident with an 18-wheeler is particularly devastating. If you have been injured in an accident with a truck, you are likely in pain and wondering how you will stay financially afloat after paying for medical procedures and missing work. Right now, you need an attorney’s help. An experienced and knowledgeable truck accident lawyer can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. They can use their knowledge and skills to manage your case from start to finish, getting you the maximum amount of compensation, all while you relax and focus on your recovery.
Why Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C.?
At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have been fighting for the victims of truck drivers’ negligence for over 60 years. Not only will we help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and any reduced earning potential, but we will also walk you through the legal process step by step. We always put our clients first, which is why we work our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us anything unless and until we win your case.
Cases We Handle
All vehicles have blind spots that drivers must be aware of, but massive 18-wheeler trucks have such large blind spots that they are called “no-zones.” Truck drivers should be aware of these no-zones; when they aren’t, dangerous accidents can occur. There are several no-zones on 18-wheelers:
- Behind the trailer: Unlike cars, trucks do not have rearview mirrors that show cars following closely behind them. If a car is following a truck closely, and the truck driver steps on the brakes, the car could slide under the 18-wheeler, causing an accident that is almost always fatal.
- On either side of the trailer: The side-view mirrors of a tractor-trailer do not show the full length of the truck. If a truck driver is not aware of the no-zones on the sides of their trailer, they might make a move to the left or right, unaware of cars close by. This maneuver could sideswipe another vehicle and cause a serious accident. The passenger side of the truck is especially dangerous; truck drivers are at an even greater disadvantage when trying to see the no-zone on the far side of their vehicle.
- Inside the turning radius of the truck: When a truck turns, vehicles on both the inside and outside of the turning radius are in danger. To make a 90-degree right turn, for example, a truck has to swing to the left, increasing the likelihood that those on the left side of the truck will get hit. And, because the truck swings to the left, a car, biker, or pedestrian could get caught on the inside of the turn as well, making it impossible for them to get out of the way.
- In front of the truck: Due to the height of the truck, it is not possible for truck drivers to see what is immediately in front of the cab. This no-zone is often the most overlooked. If a vehicle in front of the cab of a truck slows down, a truck driver might not see that vehicle’s brake lights and could rear-end them, causing a devastating accident.
All drivers, including truck drivers, are expected to follow the rules of the road and check their vehicle’s blind spots. But, truck drivers and car drivers are not the only parties that can be held liable for a no-zone accident. Sometimes, commercial truck companies fail to equip their 18-wheelers with adequate equipment to avoid accidents. Trucks need running lights, reflective tape, and adequate side-view mirrors to help reduce the likelihood of an accident. Without this equipment, truck drivers and car drivers may make dangerous maneuvers because they are less aware of their surroundings. Your lawyer can investigate your accident to identify the responsible party and help hold them financially accountable for all of your injuries and expenses.
If a negligent truck driver has caused you physical and financial pain, do not hesitate to seek damages. Call the truck accident attorneys of Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. at (520) 529-1515 today.