How To Safely Share Florida Roads With Large Vehicles
People in Miami and throughout the state of Florida rely on their cars to get to and from work, run errands, and gather with friends and family. While you and your family may choose a small vehicle, you likely share the roads you drive with large vehicles, such as commercial semis and buses. Accidents involving large vehicles can lead to severe injuries because of the size and weight of the truck or bus. While it’s not possible to reduce all risks, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from risk.
And if you are a part of a Florida vehicular crash, connect with a knowledgeable Miami personal injury lawyer to determine what steps you should take next. Seeing a doctor as soon as possible to have your injuries treated is important, then talk about damage recovery with an attorney.
Watching Blind Spots and Passing with Care
Every driver is aware of their own blind spots, but when you are sharing the road with large vehicles it is helpful to keep in mind that those trucks and buses have larger blind spots than you do in a passenger car. Assume they can’t see you if you can’t see the side mirrors of a big truck, for example. Stay out of large vehicle blind spots, when possible and take care merging.
When passing, use your signal and follow best practices, giving trucks and buses plenty of room and using the left lane to pass. Cutting off any vehicle, tiny or massive, is dangerous, and when a driver cuts off a large vehicle the results can be devastating. Remember, commercial vehicles take longer to stop than passenger vehicles because of their size. Similarly, tailgating is risky and needs to be avoided.
Talk to a Lawyer About Wide Turn Accidents
Additionally, large vehicles need space to safely complete a turn. Sometimes passenger cars try to squeeze around a turning bus or truck, leading to an accident. Multi-vehicle crashes are also possible when this occurs. When there are a few different parties involved, it may take time to assess fault, but a Florida car accident attorney has the expertise you need to determine negligence.
Hopefully you can avoid an accident through safe driving and patience, but if an accident does happen, there is legal support to help you through the process. Connect with a Miami personal injury lawyer to learn more.
Were you injured when you were in a Florida accident with a large vehicle? Commercial vehicles can lead to high damages, talk to the legal team at Spencer Morgan Law about your injury, recovery plan, and any property damage bills you are juggling. Your lawyer will let you know if you would benefit from legal representation and how much your claim could be worth. Qualified attorneys have the skills to push back when an adjuster denies or reduces your claim, and have an expert on your side whether your injury is minor or severe. Our attorneys will fight for your rights. Call 305-423-3800 to schedule a confidential consultation.