A commercial truck, like a passenger automobile, has areas around the vehicle that drivers cannot see in their mirrors.
For regular automobiles, these are called blind spots.
For commercial trucks, they are called no zones.
The difference in names likely stems from the fact that drivers should try to avoid truck's "no zones" at all reasonable costs.
Being stuck in a truck's no zone can lead to severe injuries, especially when a trucker fails to check his or her blind spots before merging into traffic or changing lanes.
Because of the size and power disparity between commercial trucks and passenger automobiles, those in the smaller vehicles stand to suffer the most damage and most injuries in an accident with a trucker who fails to check his or her no zones.
In general, a truck's no zones are directly in front of and behind the vehicle, as well as to the immediate left and right of the cabin.
For the side no zones, truckers can turn to check that no drivers occupy the area, much like passenger automobile drivers do.
Even though truckers may not be able to see their no zones, they may still be liable when they injure drivers who are passing by these blind spots.
In some cases, the trucker may be liable while in other cases, the trucker's employer may be liable.
To learn who is at fault, individuals can contact a trucking accident lawyer.
A lawyer can also help victims build their cases against the at-fault parties and represent these individuals in their cases.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a no zone accident because a truck failed to check his or her blind spots, discuss your legal rights and options with the Lake Geneva trucking accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.