Every vehicle (big or small) has a certain blind spot. A blind spot is the part of the vehicle(s) that the driver cannot see in their mirrors. And these are the reasons behind most road accidents. However, every single survey proves that most such accidents could have been avoided had the driver(s) been vigilant.
Having said that, trucks and trolleys are the two vehicles that have the biggest blind spots. Which is why they are so often involved in road accidents – and trust us when we say this, most of those accidents caused by a heavy lorry or truck are serious. Hence, we have made this guide about what is a truck blind spot accident and what you should do if you’re a sufferer of the same.
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Hire a Professional Truck Accident Attorney
The first thing that you need to do is hire a truck accident attorney.
These are experienced lawyers who have handled many truck accident cases. Hence, they’re the best people to help you.
- Understand the Law
Any attorney can explain to you that Nevada follows the comparative fault law.
Under this law, the damage(s) to be paid depends upon who is responsible for the accident and how much. Which is why all the parties that are liable to pay you (your insurer, the driver, and the truck company) will try to prove that you are (alone or largely) responsible for the accident. And, it’s the duty of an experienced attorney to prove that those parties are wrong and that it’s you who have actually suffered the most and deserve the compensation.
They do so by collecting proofs that can make your case strong. The different ways in which they collect evidence to prove your innocence are listed below.
- They find key witnesses who can testify in your favor.
- They collect all sorts of physical evidence by inspecting your car.
- They study the accident photographs to find out things that could point out towards the negligence of the truck driver.
- They collect all the information that could be indicating that the truck driver was under the influence of alcohol or was overspeeding and cutting lanes.
Precisely, they leave no stone unturned to make your case as strong as possible.
- Listen to the Attorney
Say what they ask you to say and do what they ask you to do. That’s because the opposition’s lawyer can and will try to find flaws in your statement. Those flaws can then be constructed as proof to prove that the accident actually occurred due to your negligence. Hence, follow and administer the advice of your attorney.