What are a Truck’s “No Zones?”

POV of a car driving behind an SUV and an 18-wheeler

Did you know a significant amount of truck accidents happen due to a car being in the truck’s “no zone?” Some people are familiar with the no-zones around a semi-truck, but if you’re not, don’t worry. The Grewal Law PLLC is here to teach you all about no zones and what you can do to share the road safely.

What’s a “No Zone?”

A no zone is a truck's blind spot—they have multiple on the sides, rear, and front, each presenting a different danger to drivers. In comparison to average cars, a truck has many more blind spots. It’s essential to avoid the following areas while on the road when driving next to large trucks:

  • Twenty feet from the front of the truck.
  • Two hundred feet from the back of the truck/trailer.
  • Behind the driver’s door.
  • Behind the passenger’s door.

It’s important to note that we all have to take special precautions when driving and navigating through blind spots, especially truck drivers. It is their legal obligation to take additional precautions while driving, which can lead to a world of trouble when they fail to do so. In the event of an accident, if it is found that the driver failed to turn to check their blind spot physically, they can be found negligent.

Truck Accident Attorneys

If you've been involved in a truck accident, it's essential to get legal help immediately. Truck accidents are complex, and you need an experienced attorney on your side. The Michigan truck accident attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC can help. We have experience handling all types of truck accident cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Call our legal office at (888) 211-5798 or fill out a consultation request form to get in touch with one of our attorneys.

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