Here in the middle of summer vacation season, it can be easy to adopt a more relaxed style of driving as you set out on your holiday trip. It’s important to remember, though, that as you’re a bit more calm behind the wheel, you’ll likely be surrounded by large truck drivers who are still very much “on the job.”

In this issue, Ramtin Sadighim – the highly experienced and reputable Los Angeles truck accident lawyer – will give you a few proactive tips for drastically reducing your chances of being involved in an accident with a large truck.

How to Avoid Large Truck Accidents

As we mentioned in a previous entry, data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirms that there are hundreds of thousands of large truck accidents each year.
By taking these seemingly simple – yet highly effective – preventative measures, you can drastically reduce your chances of being involved in a collision.

By taking these seemingly simple – yet highly effective – preventative measures, you can drastically reduce your chances of being involved in a collision.

  • Stay out of their blind spots

    The visibility of most large truck drivers is severely limited on either side of the truck. Because of this, do your best to stay away from their direct front, back, and along each side of the truck – especially the trucker’s right side.

  • Do not hesitate if you intend to pass

    Once you make the decision to pass a large truck, do it quickly, and always on the left side of the truck. Always pass on the truck’s left side. Even if you’re using cruise control, do not try to keep pace with the truck; pass it quickly.

  • Don’t cut too closely in front of the large truck

    Due to the height and steepness of the truck cab, the trucker may not be able to see you. Also, the driver needs more time and distance than you in order to stop.

  • Keep your distance when following from behind.
    It’s best to maintain a safe distance between yourself and all other driver. When driving behind a large truck, it’s recommended to maintain a four (4) second distance.

If You’re Involved in a Truck Accident, Call Ramtin Sadighim, the Leading Los Angeles Truck Accident Lawyer

By leveraging the experience and expertise of Ramtin Sadighim who has a proven record of fighting for the best interests of Californians, you’re far more likely to receive the compensation you deserve.
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Law Offices of Ramtin Sadighim at 888-999-8744 or visit www.CaliAccidentAttorney.com to learn more.