What is a No-Zone Accident?
A no-zone accident is a phrase commonly used when describing accidents that involve 18-wheelers. No-zones are the areas around an 18-wheeler truck where a driver cannot see another vehicle because these areas are not visible in truck’s side mirrors. A driver would have to physically move to see these areas, but many truck drivers fail to do this. This failure to coordinate between drivers ignorant of the no-zone areas and truckers who do not adequately check their blind spots results in many accidents every year. The Massachusetts truck accident attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can help these drivers better understand the laws regarding no-zone areas and evaluate their legal options if they experience an accident with a truck.
There are several spots around an 18-wheeler that are considered no-zone areas, where it’s very difficult for a driver to see another vehicle. These areas include:
- Directly in front of the truck
- Directly behind the driver’s door
- Directly behind the passenger’s door
- Directly behind the truck
Although these areas are natural blind spots, truck drivers are not necessarily free from responsibility if they swerve into another vehicle. Victims of truck accidents might be due financial compensation for their suffering and costs.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Massachusetts
If you or a person you know has been involved in a no-zone accident with an 18-wheeler, then you or that person might be entitled to financial compensation. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, understand the great medical expenses and damages that are often sustained during a truck accident and may advocate on your behalf. Call our Massachusetts offices at (617) 426-4488 today, and learn more about your legal options.