National Trailer Safety Week

Perhaps nothing is more nerve-wracking while traveling on the road than maneuvering around a large 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer. According to the National High Traffic Safety Administration, in 2021 there were a total of 523,796 large truck accidents in the United States. National Trailer Safety Week is an opportunity to spread awareness of the proper use of trailers and how to minimize danger on the road when driving near tractor-trailers and other towed trailers.

Below are a few tips to remember when driving near large trucks to minimize the danger of a trucking accident:

1. Stay out of blind spots – Large trucks have huge blind spots around the front, back, and sides of the vehicle. If you cannot see the driver in the truck’s side mirrors, assume they cannot see you.

2. Pass safely and don’t cut it too close – Make sure you can see the driver in the truck’s side mirror before passing and be sure to use your vehicle’s signals.

3. Anticipate wide turns – Trucks require more turning room and may often swing wide or initiate a turn from the middle lane.

In this short video, Bailey Glasser partner, Sam Hrko, discusses how our team of Personal Injury lawyers can help you after a trucking accident. From investigating the underlying factors contributing to the accident, to protecting your rights against big trucking companies, our experienced attorneys understand the laws and regulations that apply to the trucking industry. We are known for our blue-collar work ethic and tireless effort to fight for our client’s best interests. Remember that if a disaster ever strikes you or your family, the attorneys at Bailey Glasser are here when you need us most.

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