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Big Rig Accidents - Blind Spots

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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" One of the very few things that frightens me when driving a Big Rig, is the infamous blind spot" - John G. Stirling - The Province Newspaper September 3, 2013.

It's not a well kept secret.

The cab of certain commerical rigs is there for all to see.

You just need to know what you're looking for.

Its called a "Cabover" design. There's no hood. The driver sits directly over the engine.

And on the passengers side of the cab, between the front wheel and the gas tank, there's a blind spot.

Simply put, regardless of whether your're driving a car, pickup truck, scotter or motorcycle -  the driver of the rig can't see you. You're in a "blind spot".

The driver of a "BIG RIG" should know this before they get behind the wheel. And take all reasonal steps to take this "blind spot" into account while operating their vehicle.

So. That's a taste of what you need to know if you're going to be successful in proving that the driver of a BIG RIG was responsible for your accident.

Interested in talking about other aspects of how BIG RIG design may figure into your ICBC injury claim ?

Call me a 604-255-9018 or e-mail me a [email protected]

Category: Truck Accidents

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