Accidents that involve a commercial truck, semi-trick or any other type of truck in Bellingham can result in serious personal injuries and even death. Navigating a truck accident can be tricky and extremely time consuming, which is why it is best to hire an attorney to work on the case. Truck drivers and manufacturers are actually held to a higher standard than regular drivers so it is possible you could be entitled to reimbursement for any injuries you had.
Here are some commonly asked questions about truck accidents and personal injury.
- Why is a truck accident more likely to cause injury then cars? This is because a fully-loaded truck can weigh about 80,000 pounds or even more. An average car weighs 3,000 pounds. The size difference causes the smaller passenger to have more fatal or serious injuries.
- What are the most common factors in a collision between a truck and a car? This is usually due to a combination of characteristics, such as acceleration, braking and visibility, as well as a car driver who is not paying attention. Trucks also have much larger blind spots are cannot respond to certain dangers.
- What is a truck’s “No-Zone” area? These are the areas where the truck driver has limited or zero visibility. These areas include the left rear quarter, the right rear quarter and right behind the truck at a short distance.
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If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is best to contact an attorney to make sure you claim is properly assessed. Bill Coats Law has handled many accident claims. Contact us for a free consultation regarding you truck accident in Whatcom County.