My Wife Was Hit By A Truck, But The Trucking Company Is Blaming My Wife For Driving In The Truck’s Blind Spot. Is This A Scare Tactic, Or Do We Not Have A Claim For Damages?
Many drivers don’t realize that large commercial trucks have large blind spots. This is because trucks sit higher off the ground, are wide, and have very long sides—making it difficult to see the cars in the next lane or directly behind them. This is why motorists shouldn’t drive in a truck’s blind spots.
Although drivers should avoid driving in these dangerous spots, known as No-Zones, sometimes it is impossible for motorists to not drive in these areas due to traffic. Although the trucking company and their insurance company want to blame your wife for the crash so they can limit their liability, you should still have a claim for damages.
If your wife was driving safely and obeying the speed limit and road rules, your wife shouldn’t be blamed for the truck crash. The truck driver should always check his side mirrors, signal his intentions, and make sure it is safe to change lanes before doing so. If a truck driver failed to do this, your wife may be entitled to a financial recovery through a Florida truck accident claim to compensate her for her medical bills, physical therapy, pain and suffering, lost income and other damages.
To find out how to hold the trucking company liable, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a skilled South Florida injury attorney at 954-807-1334 today.