Blind Spot Accidents
Blind spots are present in nearly every vehicle on the auto market. These are the areas surrounding a vehicle which a driver cannot see, as there is something hindering their vision.
Typically, blind spots are located over the drivers left and right shoulder and are caused by pillars connecting the body of the vehicle to its roof. Passengers and objects being transported in the vehicle can also create blind spots.
At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we have dealt with a significant number of Central and Southern Illinois car accidents caused by blind spots. We have represented dozens of injured victims of these accidents. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages and are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation in every case we touch.
Types of Accidents Caused by Blind Spots
The most common cause of blind spot accidents is drivers failing to check for other vehicles before changing lanes. This and other forms of negligence may cause such collisions as:
- Automobile vs. motorcycle accidents
- Automobile vs. cyclist collisions
- Automobile vs. pedestrian accidents
- Automobile vs. truck crashes
- Fixed object collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
By adjusting your mirrors correctly and checking twice for vehicles before changing lanes, drivers can greatly reduce the number of blind spot accidents that occur on our roadways.
Preventing Blind Spot Collisions
There are a number of things a person can do in order to eliminate blind spot collisions. By abiding by all traffic laws, practicing defensive driving techniques, and always paying attention, we can each do our part to prevent these accidents from occurring.
The following are some ways to prevent blind spot collisions:
- Adjust Side Mirrors: Side mirrors can be adjusted to minimize blind spots. Beginning with the right mirror, lean as far to the right as possible and angle the mirror so the side of your vehicle can barely be seen. Next, lean as far to the left as possible and adjust the mirror so the other side of your vehicle is barely visible. This will expand your vision of the roadway.
- Use Blind Spot Mirrors: By purchasing a set of blind spot mirrors, you can increase visibility and reduce blind spots. Blind spot mirrors can be found in most auto parts stores throughout Illinois.
- Use Convex Mirrors: These mirrors can be used to replace your normal rear-view mirrors, which can help to increase visibility.
Contact Our Blind Spot Accident Attorneys Today
If you or someone you love has been involved in a blind spot accident that has resulted in serious injuries or death, the victim and victim’s family may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. The team of highly trained attorneys at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm have represented thousands of injured victims over the years and are prepared to see justice served.
From offices in Charleston, IL and St. Louis, MO, our attorneys represent victims of blind spot collisions across the surrounding communities. We handle these cases on contingency, which means we only get paid if you do. Call (217) 394-5885 today!
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