Any time an accident occurs involving a large truck, the potential injuries and property damage are substantial. Victims may suffer from manytypes of injuries, including bone fractures, burns, lacerations, or brain injuries. It is therefore crucial for a victim to obtain compensation from the parties responsible for the truck accident. Sometimes, the collision occurs because the truck could not be seen prior to the crash. The truck driver may be liable for the collision as a result.
5 Situations Where a Truck Driver Caused the Truck to Not Be Visible to Other Motorists
When is a truck driver potentially responsible for an accident caused by the fact that it could not be seen by other motorists? The following are five examples:
- The driver pulled the vehicle over to the side of the roadway, but did not turn on the emergency indicators.
- The driver was operating the truck when it was dark outside, but did not properly use the vehicle’s headlights or brake lights.
- The driver pulled the truck off the road, but did not turn on the vehicle’s trailer lights.
- The driver was traveling through inclement weather that impacted visibility to an unsafe degree. For example, the conditions may have been extremely foggy, slippery and wet, or cold enough to cause dangerous icing on the roads.
- The driver pulled out in front of your vehicle quickly and without warning. As a result, you did not have time to see the truck before colliding.
If you were injured in a truck accident and are unsure as to who may be responsible for the accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney for assistance. We encourage you to contact us today at 470-819-2273 for more information.