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If you or someone you love has been injured or killed as a result of a truck driver’s failure to check their no zones, then you could be entitled to financial compensation to help alleviate your suffering. A no-zone is the blind spot of an 18-wheeler, or the area behind and around their vehicle which is not visible in their truck’s side mirrors. If a truck changes lanes without ensuring there are no cars in the no-zone, then it could cause serious damage to any vehicles a truck changes lanes into. Unfortunately, many truck drivers fail to take necessary precautions and cause devastating accidents every day.
You should not have to suffer for the negligence of someone else; they should be held accountable for the injuries they inflict on other people. An injury like this can become traumatic and costly, and you should not have to bear the financial burden alone. Call (312) 346-8620 today to talk the experienced team of Chicago no-zone accident attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC about the details of your case.
Starting a case on your own can quickly become a long and difficult process. With legal twists and turns and multiple parties involved – including a truck driver, their employing company, and both of your insurance companies – it can be difficult to secure all of the financial compensation you should be entitled to. Having a team of experienced lawyers who have a deep understanding of the laws involved with cases like these will be of immense help to you. Not only can you trust that you will receive a thorough investigation of your case and negotiation for your side, but you will also not have to put in the hard work yourself. You will be able to focus on what is most important right now: your recovery.
The attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC have been serving the Chicago area for nearly 50 years. We’re proud of the trust we have earned from the community. We understand the physical, mental, and financial toll that a serious injury caused by a truck accident can have on you and your family. You may be facing a long recovery from your injury, the expenses for which can quickly stack up, especially if your insurance company is not cooperating as you would like them to. You might also be dealing with having to take extended time off work so you can recover, and the loss of wages can only exacerbate your financial situation after expensive medical treatment. At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC we firmly believe that you should not have to bear this financial burden on your own, and that the parties who are accountable for your accident should be held liable. We will work tirelessly on your case to ensure you earn as much as you can from it. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in the past, and we are ready to do the same for you as well.
Every vehicle on the road has blind spots that drivers must take extra precaution with when are driving, especially when they are changing lanes. The risks involved in not checking those no-zones are much more serious for 18-wheelers, though, since the vehicles are much larger, can carry bulky cargo, and sit taller on the road. No-zones on 18-wheelers include the following areas:
If you have seen the bumper stickers on the back of trucks that say if you can’t see their side mirrors, they cannot see your car, this warning is to help other drivers avoid truck driver mistakes. All drivers on Chicago roads are advised to be more cautious around large trucks like 18-wheelers. If you are driving near one, be observant of their turn signals. Anticipate whether they are about to turn into your lane and make sure you are able to avoid them if necessary. If you can, avoid driving in their blind spots at all.
Ultimately, though, is the truck driver’s responsibility to ensure that it is safe for them to make a lane switch. Some trucks have extended mirrors to aid this process, but often truck drivers must move their entire bodies to look behind them to check for other vehicles in their no-zones; mirrors are often not enough. In order for other vehicles to avoid truck crashes, truck drivers are encouraged to take a long time changing lanes. They should put their turn signals on far in advance, wait for traffic to leave their area, avoid changing lanes at the last minute, and avoid changing lanes in heavier traffic. Because the driver is seated on the left side of the truck, and it’s harder for them to see past the passenger side, the no-zones on the right side of a truck are larger and potentially more dangerous. Being a truck driver comes with a lot of responsibility, as the risks involved can be deadly. If a driver is not careful in handling such a large vehicle, including when changing lanes, they could injure or even kill innocent people.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to keep the other people on the road safe. When they don’t drive carefully, they are putting many others at risk. After experiencing a serious injury or wrongful death as a result of a negligent truck driver who did not check their no-zone before changing lanes, you should not have to bear the financial burden of your resulting injuries and expenses. The truck accident lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC will work hard on your case to hold the liable party responsible and earn you the financial compensation that you deserve. Contact us today by phone at (312) 346-8620 or by filling out a contact form to learn more about how we can help you in a free consultation about the details of your case.