Blind Spots and Car Accidents

Car accidents cause many injuries and fatalities every year in the United States. While there are a variety of factors that contribute to car accidents, the majority of accidents could be prevented with extra care or caution. One example of this is blind spot collisions. Accidents involving blind spots cause serious injuries and fatalities every year. If you or your loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident, you need to speak with a car accident lawyer who can assist you in filing a claim. The attorneys at Colombo Law can assist you with all of your personal injury needs.

Colombo Law is a personal injury law firm located in West Virginia that can assist you or your loved one in obtaining monetary compensation for your injuries that occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident. During your initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances of your claim to determine the best course of action for you or your loved one. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us today.

What are Blind Spots?

Blind spots are the areas surrounding a motor vehicle that cannot be seen while the driver is looking forward or through his or her rear view mirrors. These areas can also exist due to parts of a vehicle’s structure blocking visibility such as windows, headrests, or even passengers riding in the vehicle. Blind spots exist with many motor vehicles, but particularly in cars and trucks.

How to Prevent Blind Spot Collisions

Motor vehicle accidents that occur due to blind spots are often the result of negligence. Additional measures must be taken to ensure there is enough visibility prior to changing lanes. This task is difficult as both new and experienced drivers forget to ensure that other vehicles will not prohibit safe travel. The best way to prevent blind spot collisions is to:

  • Adjust mirrors: Adjusting your vehicle’s side view and rear view mirrors to ensure the maximum amount of visibility is crucial in preventing blind spot collisions.
  • Shoulder Check: A quick look over the shoulder is another crucial method in ensuring that the lane you intend on entering is safe for travel. However, it is important to make sure that you are not moving the steering wheel while performing the over-the-shoulder check. Otherwise, you may unintentionally exit your lane while another vehicle is beside you.

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