Call for a Free Consultation
Godosky & Gentile, P.C.
One Of New York City’s Most
Prominent & Respected Litigation Law Firms

Driving in no-zones can cause truck accidents

If you are a truck driver and have been involved in an accident with a car, you may be worried that you will be held responsible for the accident. Trucks, of course, have a large force and can add to the seriousness of any collision. However, there are many times when truck drivers, no matter how competent, can simply not avoid being in a crash. This is often due the negligent or reckless actions of another driver.

As a truck driver, it is important that you take immediate measures to ensure the safety of those involved in the accident, and that you try to preserve as much evidence as possible. This can be done by taking lots of pictures of the crash before law enforcement officers arrive. In addition, you should attempt to get the details of witnesses so that they can give a neutral explanation of what happened.

How can no-zone driving cause truck accidents?

As a truck driver you will know that there are certain areas around the sides of a truck where you cannot see other drivers. Other vehicles have the responsibility to avoid lingering in these no-zones whenever it is possible to do so.

When a vehicle quickly and carefully passes you as the truck driver, you will be able to see them approaching from afar and then witness them safely overtake your truck. However, when a car lingers in the no-zone, you may not know that they are there, through no fault of your own. If you then decide to change lanes and take all the necessary safety precautions in doing so, you may collide with the vehicle.

In many cases, this could be classified as driver negligence, since he or she should have safely avoided the no-zones.

There are many other ways that drivers can cause accidents with trucks. This could include abruptly changing lanes in front of a truck, braking suddenly and without warning or entering traffic on the highway without enough speed.

If you have been involved in an accident in New York as a truck driver, it is important to take action and make sure that you are not automatically assumed to be at fault.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders Presents Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers 2014 | Featuring AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report | 2018
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Insider Exclusive
  • The New York Times
Email Us For A Response

INJURED? Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Godosky & Gentile, P.C. 100 Wall Street Suite 1702 New York, NY 10005 Toll Free: 800-538-1768 Phone: 212-742-9700 Fax: 212-742-9706 New York Law Office Map