Wide Turns: #1 Cause of Trucking Accidents

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It’s no secret that big trucks are difficult to drive. That is why truck drivers must go through proper training and log on-the-road practice hours before they start working.

Even something as simple as a turn can become complicated and dangerous for someone driving a tractor-trailer.

In fact, squeeze play and/or wide turns are the two most common causes of trucking accidents.

When a semi-truck driver attempts to make a right-hand turn, cars on the left side of the truck are in danger. This is because it is necessary for the truck driver to swing the truck wide left to navigate a right hand turn.  Accidents typically occur during the turn and can potentially cause serious damage to the impacted vehicle, as well as severe injuries to its driver and/or passengers

Wide turn accidents have been known to occur when a truck driver fails to see the car in the left lane or mistakenly believes he or she has enough room to make the wide turn. Proper training is supposed to help drivers gauge where other vehicles are at all times, but training isn’t fool proof.

Drivers must recognize the potential dangers associated with big trucks on the road.

Truck drivers may signal to other vehicles if they feel they do not have enough room to make wide turns. It is important to pay attention to these signals because trucking companies will try to blame the other driver in wide turn accidents.

Keep in mind, truck drivers are always at fault when they negligently fail to see vehicles in a wide turn situations. If you or your loved one were involved in a trucking accident, you have to call me immediately at 1 (877) 944-4373. As your semi truck accident lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

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Wide Turns: #1 Cause of Trucking Accidents
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We often think of trucks barreling down the highway, or flipping over onto the concrete. We seldom consider one of the leading causes of truck accidents to be the a wide right turn. Too often, other vehicles are struck because a truck driver did not see the vehicle to its left side. Even at slow speeds, the impact of a semi truck with a car or smaller vehicle can cause devastating injuries to the driver of the impacted vehicle. In situations such as this, the truck driver is always at fault. It is imperative to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer to ensure you fairly compensated for your injuries.
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