Busy drivers in Los Angeles who are driving to and from work, transporting children around, running errands, and going to appointments are usually dealing with loads of traffic and other frustrations. Although they may try their best to be safe, some accidents in L.A. can be difficult to avoid. Accidents that result from a vehicle’s blind spots are very common, particularly among new drivers, and those drivers who have vision problems.
Although many accidents involving blind spots involve large trucks with huge blind spots, there are others who are affected by blind spots, including automobile drivers, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. A failure to check a vehicle’s blind spots can have devastating consequences for the accident victims.
Drivers need to take steps to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of a blind spot collision. All drivers must drive very defensively. Other drivers may be distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, inexperienced, or elderly, of all which can impact the driver’s ability to perceive blind spots. You should avoid driving in another vehicle’s blind spots for any length of time. You should check your own blind spots with your mirrors, as always keep aware of other drivers around you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Los Angeles because of another driver’s failure to check his or her blind spots, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles automobile accident attorney at 310-385-0567. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.