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Accidents Involving Semi Trucks

One of the biggest dangers on the road for car drivers is the semi truck.  Semis are large, powerful vehicles, many times the size and weight of even the largest personal vehicle.  They have large blind spots, and make wide, sweeping turns.  If you’re caught in the path of one of these trucks, you could face serious injuries or even death.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a semi truck, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Preventing Accidents

Trucks are responsible for shipping an enormous amount of goods across the country, and trucks crisscross the nation every minute of the day.  As a driver, it’s important for you to know how to safely share the road with them.  By following these tips, you can help make the road safer for both you and everyone else:

  • Understand that just because you can see the truck, it doesn’t mean the truck can see you.  Semi trucks have large blind spots because of their size.  Getting too close to the truck can mean that the driver cannot see you.  Additionally, you put yourself at a greater risk of hitting the back of the trailer if the truck slows quickly.
  • Assess the road situation before you pass a truck.  Give them the same courtesy that you would any other vehicle.
  • When in a turn lane near a truck, be conscious that trucks make wide turns and could potentially hit your vehicle if you don’t give it room.
  • When driving near a semi truck, it’s important to realize that an accident with it could easily result in your death.  Be careful and conscientious.

Contact Us

Even the most careful and courteous driver can be involved in an accident with a truck.  If you’ve been in such an accident, contact the Wisconsin truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.

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