Champaign No-Zone Accident Lawyers
A driver enters into an area known as a no-zone when they pass into an area where the driver of an 18-wheeler cannot see their vehicle in the rear-view mirror. These no-zones are located in certain spots around a truck that the side-mounted mirrors do not reveal. As a result, these areas should be considered extremely dangerous for motorists as truck drivers may not notice them.
The fact that an accident occurred while you were in a no-zone does not excuse the truck driver from responsibility for the crash. It can, however, make your case more difficult to prove. The no-zone accident attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. can provide you with the legal advice and representation you need.
Where Are No-Zones Located?
A truck driver should always do their best to check these blind spots before making any sort of lane change. Failure to check these spots regularly can lead to a serious accident if a truck driver decides they want to move over to another lane without checking their rear-view mirrors. Even though these truck drivers cannot see in these areas, they should be able to notice a car entering or exiting a no-zone. The following areas of a truck are considered no-zones:
- Directly in front of a truck
- A wide area on the right side of a truck
- A small area on the left side of a truck
- A significant portion behind the truck
When approaching these areas, a driver should be especially careful, as a truck driver cannot see anyone lingering there.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a no-zone accident caused by a negligent truck driver, there may be legal options available. To learn more about your rights as an injured motorist, contact the Champaign no-zone accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling 217-328-2828 today.