Driving a motor vehicle is inherently a dangerous, risky activity. And when you aren’t mindful of your blind spots, the risk of a car accident only increases.
A blind spot in a vehicle is an area around the vehicle that cannot be directly seen by the driver while at the controls. Blind spots may occur in the front of the driver when the windshield pillar, side-view mirror, or interior rear-view mirror block a driver’s view of the road. Behind the driver, cargo, headrests, and additional pillars may reduce visibility.
A blind spot car accident most often occurs when a driver attempts to change lanes or merge into traffic and strikes another vehicle located in a blindspot. Roundabouts are often a common location for blind spot accidents.
Injuries and damages resulting from a blind spot accident can vary. Most often, those involved may suffer shoulder and whiplash injuries, however injuries can be extremely serious or even fatal in the case of a collision between a passenger vehicle and a transport truck. It’s recommended that you reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of recovering losses as a result of a blinsdpot accident.
Common Types Of Blind Spot Accidents Include:
- Rear-to-front side accidents
- Rollover accidents
Who is at Fault for a Blind Spot Accident?
In most cases fault is placed on the motorist who had a blind spot or did not have the right of way. In a case where a vehicle changes lanes and hits another vehicle, the driver changing lanes did not have the right of way and so that driver will likely be liable for the crash.
In certain circumstances however liability is not immediately clear. If two vehicles are merging into the same lane at the same time, it can be hard to determine who has the right of way and both drivers may be held responsible. To determine who should be held liable in a blind spot collision it’s important to speak to an experienced accident attorney. At Tarrabain law, we can help you piece together the events of your crash, and ensure you are represented fairly.
Common Causes Of Blind Spot Accidents
- Changing lanes
- Cyclists or pedestrians on the road
- Backing out from a parking spot
- Merging into traffic
- Reckless driving
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
If you have questions about your blind spot car accident or you would like to book a free consultation please reach out today.