Blind Spot Accident Lawyer
Recovering Full, Fair Compensation for Victims of Blind Spot Car Crashes
Blind spots are a common risk of the roads. In fact, whenever you’re driving, you can easily enter others’ blind spots, and they can move in and out of yours. In good conditions with attentive motorists following the rules of the road, blind spots may not pose too much of a problem.
If conditions are more complicated and drivers aren’t careful or responsible , however, things can go wrong — and serious blind spot accidents can happen.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we know how negligence can easily cause blind spot crashes, and we are exceptionally skilled at helping victims recover when it matters most.
For more than 20 years, our blind spot accident lawyers and sideswipe attorneys have been successfully representing people just like you, helping them recover and secure justice.
That’s why we’ve been recognized as top car accident attorneys in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can count on us for fearless, strategic advocacy in the pursuit of maximum recoveries and the best possible resolutions.
Just contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for case-specific answers and advice whenever you need more information about a potential blind spot accident case. We are here for you, ready to help 24/7.
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Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has an unmatched record of success in all types of car accident cases, including sideswipe and blind spot accident claims. We are ready to make your case and recovery our next victory.
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- What Are Blind Spots?
- How Do Blind Spot Accidents Happen in Louisiana & Texas?
- Who Can I Sue After a Blind Spot Accident?
- How to Avoid Blind Spot Accidents: 5 Safety Tips
What Are Blind Spots?
Blinds spots are the areas around a vehicle that are not visible from the mirrors and that drivers can’t see without turning their heads. Anything in these areas — whether it’s other vehicles, motorcycles, or pedestrians — will essentially be “invisible” to the driver, unless that driver:
- Turns their head to the left or right
- Diverts their eyes from the road to specifically look at and check their blind spots
With vehicle blind spots, it’s also crucial to understand that:
- 18-wheelers have more blind spots than cars: While both vehicles have blind spots to their right and left sides, big rigs have additional blind spots in front and in back of the truck. Plus, a truck’s blind spots are much larger than a car’s blind spots. Those are a couple of reasons why truck blind spots, referred to as “no zones,” can be extremely dangerous areas on the roads.
- Blind spots can constantly move on the roads: The biggest shifts in these blind spots can come when vehicles make left- or right-hand turns.
How Do Blind Spot Accidents Happen in Louisiana & Texas?
Blind spot car accidents are typically caused by some type of negligence and, in most cases, the negligent or careless actions of drivers. Those actions can include (and may not be limited to):
- Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes or turning
- Not looking at mirrors or using blinkers before merging or turning
- Backing out of a parking spot or driveway without checking blind spots
- Driving in other motorists’ blind spots and ignoring their indications of a lane change or turn
- Aggressively zigzagging in and out of traffic
Generally, blind spot crashes are more likely to happen when:
- Drivers are impaired, careless, or aggressive: Distracted, drowsy, and drunk drivers can have a much more difficult time paying attention to shifting blind spots and safely maneuvering around them. Similarly, irresponsible or overly aggressive drivers may simply disregard the risks of blind spots, improperly changing lanes or darting in and out of traffic. Any of those misbehaviors can cause sideswipe accidents, rollovers, and other wrecks.
- Drivers are inexperienced: A lack of experience on the roads can mean drivers forget to check their blind spots or they don’t know how to navigate shifting blind spots, especially when it comes to 18-wheelers and their tricky “no zones.”
- Road conditions are poor: If the roads are cluttered with debris or they lack sufficient signs and signals, motorists may have to make sudden moves, like darting into another lane to avoid something on the roads (or to avoid a near crash). If that happens without warning, the chances of a sideswipe accident can spike.
- Visibility is low: If poor weather makes it difficult to see the roads and other vehicles, again, the risk of blind spot accidents can surge because motorists may not see blinkers, shifting vehicles, or an impending collision until it’s too late.
Who Can I Sue After a Blind Spot Accident?
If you were hurt in a blind spot or sideswipe accident, you may be able to sue:
- The negligent driver(s): If another motorist sideswiped you or recklessly hit you while you were in their blind spot, that driver can be at fault for the crash. Keep in mind, however, that more than one driver can share blame for a blind spot accident.
- Other negligent parties: If road conditions, vehicle problems, or unsafe commercial motorists were factors in your blind spot crash, there could be a number of other parties also liable for the wreck.
To figure out liability and your options for suing, it’s best to carefully investigate your blind spot accident and talk to an attorney.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, our team is ready to examine the issues of your potential claim and point out the options for justice. Our 5-star sideswipe attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of these claims, and we are highly skilled at crafting the strongest possible cases. No matter what questions you have about a case or how much you know (or don’t know) about your accident, our blind spot accident lawyers can help you successfully navigate the road to recovery.
How to Avoid Blind Spot Accidents: 5 Tips
Here are some easy driving safety tips you can use on the roads to minimize your risk of sideswipe wrecks and blind spot crashes:
- Know your vehicle’s blind spots and adjust your mirrors before you get on the roads.
- Before backing out of driveways or parking spots, check your mirrors and look over your shoulders to check both blind spots.
- Always use your blinkers and check your blind spots before changing lanes, merging, or turning. Never attempt a lane change, merge, or turn if your blind spots are not clear.
- Use blind spot assist technologies, when possible, to help you verify clearance in your “no zones” before making a maneuver.
- Be aware of and try to avoid other motorists’ blind spots, especially if you’re driving around 18-wheelers.
A Blind Spot Car Accident Lawyer Is Ready to Help You 24/7
Your recovery can depend on what you do after a sideswipe or blind spot accident. Whenever it’s time to find out about a potential claim or move forward to seek justice, it’s time to contact a 5-star blind spot accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
We have a deep understanding of the trauma, challenges, and hardships victims can face after these wrecks. And we are proud to provide the tireless advocacy and client-focused service we would expect if we were in your shoes. Discover the difference our team can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.
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