Failure to Yield the Right of Way
Squeeze Play and Wide Turn
Squeeze play is a term used to describe a truck accident that occurs when a truck driver makes a turn. For example, if a tractor trailer needs to make a right turn, it will swing left to negotiate the turn. The trucks often need to make wide turns. This can cause the truck to get involved in an accident in two ways. First, when the truck swings left, it can squeeze a car between it and the curb. This occurs because truck drivers are often unable to see cars right next to them (the cars in truck driver’s blind spot). And second, cars attempting to pass on the right, or driving on the right, but in the truck driver’s blind spot, are also susceptible to accidents from the squeeze play. This kind of accident is also referred to as a swinging turn accident.
If you have been involved in a squeeze play accident, you need an injury lawyer knowledgeable in this area for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Truck Blind Spots
Trucks have huge blind spots or no zone areas. Typically, the larger the truck, the larger the blind spot. We all know about blind spots on the sides of our vehicle. The tractor trailer driver has a blind spot in the rear (back) of the truck, as well as in the front of the truck. Be aware of truck blind spots, and avoid these areas as far as possible. Typically, if you cannot see the truck driver in his mirror, the truck driver most likely cannot see you.
The larger the truck, the larger the blind spot. Know how to drive safely!
If you were involved in a blind spot (no zone) truck accident, contact an experienced blind spot accident lawyer for a free consultation to discuss your case.