A lot of the accidents on the road happen between cars and trucks, but these can be avoided if you know what to do. Below are some of the tips that you can use in order to keep from having to file an injury claim for a car accident between you and a truck.
Watch the turn signals of a truck before you try to pass to lower your chance of an injury claim for a car accident
This is important for trying to avoid having an accident. If the truck looks like they’re changing lanes in order to turn, check to see which way the truck’s driver’s signaling before you pass. Long or large trucks have to make really wide turns and sometimes are going to go into the right lane for a left-hand turn or the left one in order to turn to the right. Know where the driver is going before you decide to pass.
Give yourself enough time to pass a truck to lower your chance of an injury claim for a car accident
Cargo vehicles, like trucks, are a lot longer and larger compared to cars, which means you’re going to need more time to be able to pass them. You shouldn’t drive next to a truck if it’s it at all possible, because it will increase your risk of having an accident with a trucker or with another vehicle.
Yield to trucks to lower your chance of an injury claim for a car accident
Tractor-trailers and large trucks have very low maneuverability. For this reason, it’s not easy for the vehicles to bypass distractions or change lanes. Therefore, if there is a truck that’s attempting to make a lane change or to go around something on the side of the road, slow down and let them have the space that they need. In addition, dirt or water from the tyres may spray your car’s wind screen, reducing your visibility.
Making an injury claim for a car accident
Even though you were really careful and you did what you were supposed to do, sometimes accidents happen. If you had been injured in a car accident, you should get a personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline, who provide access to justice for victims of non-fault accidents, to assist you with your claim. One call to our freephone number can make all the difference for your claim. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 23rd February 2013
Category: Car accident claims