It’s important that you know your family is safe. When you go out on the roads, accidents are always a possibility. What shouldn’t happen is for a driver who is distracted or disobeying the road rules to put your life or your family’s lives at risk.

When it’s truck drivers making these mistakes, a crash involving your car could seriously harm or kill you and your family. There are some ways you can help prevent accidents, though. For instance, staying out of a truck’s “no-zone,” which is the area where your vehicle can’t be seen, can help you avoid a collision.

Keeping a safe distance can help you slow down and stop with plenty of time for the truck driver to do the same. Cutting in front of a driver in traffic could cause a collision.

If you see a driver being negligent, it’s important to have someone in your vehicle call the police to help prevent an accident. However, if you’re struck by the driver, it’s important to stay at the scene and wait for emergency services to arrive. Witnesses and others who were impacted may be able to provide the information needed to prove fault in the accident.

Our website has more information on truck accidents and how you can file a claim if you’ve been hurt or have lost a loved one because a truck driver was sleeping while on the road, speeding or driving drunk. Trucking regulations are specific and can help you make your case, so you can get the compensation you need to move forward.