How Safe Are You When Driving Near Large Trucks On Alabama’s Highways?

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Large commercial vehicles are seen on highways transporting goods weighing thousands of pounds. When collisions with large commercial vehicles occur they are among the most horrific of accidents on the road.

A recent accident involving an 18-wheeler took the lives of three on U.S. 231, reminding us just how tragic these accidents can be for other vehicles. The cause of the crash has not been released and the investigation is still ongoing.

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Our sincere condolences go out to the families and victims involved in this tragedy. At Floyd Hunter we want all motorists to be safe along our highways. We would like to share these important safe driving tips. These steps can potentially help prevent truck accidents from occurring and ensure you arrive to your destination safely:

Keep a Safe Distance

Due to the size and weight of large commercial trucks they require more room to brake and maneuver on the road. It is important to always give additional space between you and a large truck.

Large Trucks Make Wide Turns

Large commercial trucks are equipped with warnings to alert motorists of wide turns. Look out for turn signals and never attempt to pass a truck that is about to turn.

Be Seen

Tractor trailers have large blind spots, so it is important to remain visible and avoid blind spots. If you can not see a trucks mirrors it is likely the driver can not see you. Make sure you give warning if you plan to pass or switch lanes.

Safety When Passing

When passing a tractor trailer, make sure to always use your turn signals, and make sure you have enough space ahead of you to pass safely.

Floyd Hunter Injury Law is dedicated to representing clients throughout the State of Alabama when injured in any type of accident. Our experienced Alabama car accident lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of people injured due to the negligence of others.

If you are injured in a tractor trailer accident that was not your fault, call Floyd Hunter Injury Law at 334-452-4000. These cases are complicated, and only an experienced truck accident lawyer, can properly evaluate these types of cases. At Floyd Hunter Injury Law, an experienced Montgomery truck accident lawyer will review every detail of your case and determine the best course of action for you.

We will fight hard to protect your rights to the full and fair compensation you may deserve. Call Floyd Hunter Injury Law for a FREE case evaluation at 334-452-4000. We’re here to protect your rights. There is no attorney’s fee due up front. And we only get paid, after you do.

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