It’s easy to get involved in a collision with a truck driver because of the size of the vehicle and a lack of visibility. It’s important to learn how to share the road with truck drivers to protect yourself and other motorists and to avoid car accidents in California.
Safe driving tips for sharing the road with truck drivers
You can drive defensively around truck drivers and avoid mistakes by following a few tips. Give the driver enough space when they’re changing lanes because the truck makes it difficult to have a lot of visibility. There should be at least an eight-second gap or about 700 feet between you and the truck to ensure they can see you. This will make it safer for the truck to change lanes.
When the truck is passing you, avoid increasing your speed, but stay to the right. It’s also necessary to look at your mirrors at least twice when changing lanes near a truck and to confirm that the other driver can see your vehicle.
To stay safe, it’s important to keep both hands on the wheel when a truck drives past you because the size of the truck can cause wind gusts.
Who can you contact for legal assistance?
A legal professional who specializes in car accidents may be able to help if you’ve been involved in a collision involving a truck. The attorney will inform you about your rights as a motorist and can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries and damages. A legal professional will review the evidence and will determine who was at fault for the accident while pursuing the appropriate compensation. An attorney can also participate in mediation in an effort to settle with the other party.