The Dangers of Blind Spots
All drivers are responsible for driving cautiously and being aware of their surroundings. When someone fails to do this, everyone around them on the road is put in danger. One of the most common mistakes that drivers make is forgetting to check blind spots. A blind spot is an area of a vehicle’s surroundings that cannot be seen through any of the mirrors. Every car and truck usually has a number of blind spots. Failing to check these before changing lanes or merging can cause serious accidents and undue injury to another motorist.
If you or someone you love suffered in a car accident because another driver failed to check their blind spots, or committed a similar driver error, you could be eligible to receive compensation. Contact a dedicated Madison car accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn your legal rights and options.
Avoiding Accidents Due to Blind Spots
Though you cannot control the actions of other drivers, you can monitor your own behaviors to minimize the chances of having an accident. Here are some tips for avoiding accidents because of a blind spot:
- Always adjust the mirrors in a vehicle to ensure maximum visibility.
- Get to know your vehicle well, so that you are aware of where your blind spots are.
- Before changing lanes, check the direction you will be moving by turning your head and neck and not simply glancing out of the corner of your eye.
- Be on the lookout for other drivers that might be changing lanes without checking their blind spots.
Even if you take all these precautions and more, you may still be grievously injured by another driver who fails to do so. If that is the case for you, you deserve to have a qualified lawyer evaluate your case to determine whether or not you should pursue compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered property loss in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may have the right to pursue legal action. Begin discussing your case today with an experienced car accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.