Commercial trucks carrying small or oversized loads may have to make wide right turns due to little or no visibility on the driver’s side and off-tracking of the trailer.
When an 18-wheeler makes a wide right turn, there may be an obstruction in the convex mirror due to the huge size of the trucks. The situation does not arise when trucks make left turns because the driver is on the left side, and can look out the window.
When the trailer makes a right turn, it happens that the back part does not follow the front part directly. When taking a wide right turn, the truck driver must be careful not to hit another vehicle, pedestrian, or object.
An experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer can help you understand a potential claim if truck drivers collide with you while making a wide right turn.
There may be several situations where wide turning leads to a crash. These include:
Commercial trucks can cause deadly accidents resulting in debilitating injuries when they collide with other vehicles while making improper right turns. Some of them are as follows:
In extreme cases, wrongful death may also be a consequence of accidents involving large commercial trucks.
A truck driver may be at fault in those truck accident cases when they lose focus, are distracted while driving, or violate time in service rules. The fault will lie on the parties acting negligently, thereby leading to the collision. Some examples of negligent actions where the truck driver could be held liable are:
Sometimes, a trucking company can also be held responsible for accidents. Liability may arise when trucks are not properly maintained, or inexperienced drivers are allowed to drive without proper training. Other drivers, and not the truck driver may be liable when trying to squeeze next to the truck taking a wide right-hand turn, leading to an accident.
A truck accident is a traumatic event for those involved, with the potential for serious physical injuries and economic losses. A victim may experience damage to health, relationship, finances, personal well-being, or work. Some of the damages for which you can pursue compensation in a personal injury claim are:
Khattar Law, P.C. has more than 30 years of experience in handling truck accident cases and helping victims pursue compensation.
If you were injured by a truck making a wide right turn, schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your concerns or find answers to your questions by calling 210-972-3834.