Everyone knows how damaging it is to be in a truck accident. Being on any side of a collision is destructive. There is more than one type of accident in California that can result in personal injury cases.
A jackknife accident occurs when a large truck brakes suddenly so that the trailer almost hits the truck’s body. The trailer forms a 90-degree angle with the truck. This situation is always dangerous to passersby and causes extensive structural damage to the truck itself.
The wide turn
All big truck drivers need to learn how to make wide turns. Otherwise, they could hit the curb or collide with another vehicle or object on the road. But there are many mistakes that can happen when making a wide turn. The heavier the traffic is and the smaller the roads are, the more likely it is to hit another vehicle or pedestrian.
Blind spot collisions
Truck accidents that involve blind spot collisions could be fatal. Truck drivers have more difficult times identifying drivers to their sides because the bodies of their vehicles are so large. A big truck’s blind spot is often called “No Man’s Land,” and drivers are not advised to stay in these areas for too long.
Different mishaps that occur on the road
Accidents that involve big trucks are not all head-on collisions or rear-end crashes. The trailer could become detached from the truck or swing to hit vehicles in another lane. The worst cases involve explosions or rollovers that seriously injure the driver. But in most cases, the drivers and passengers in other vehicles are the ones who become seriously injured or die.