Are you at risk of being hurt in a Tacoma truck accident on local roads? Will you know what to do next if you’re hurt? Find out the answers in this post.

Tacoma Truck Accidents a Concern on Local Roads


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2/6/2014
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Most of us think of serious truck crashes occurring at relatively high speeds on Washington’s interstates and highways. However, that isn’t always the case. Trucks often travel on local roads to deliver their goods, and Tacoma drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists need to be on alert.

The Risks of Tacoma Truck Crashes on Local Roads

If you travel near a truck on a local road, then it is important to be aware of the following potential causes of an accident:

  • Blind spots. A trucker may not see you.
     
  • Wide turns. A truck needs more room than a passenger vehicle to make turns.
     
  • Difficulty stopping. It often takes a truck longer than a passenger vehicle to stop due its weight and size. Accordingly, if traffic stops short or a person, animal, or object enters the roadway a truck may have a harder time stopping and avoiding a serious crash.
     

Of course, some of the causes of interstate truck wrecks may also apply on local roads. For example, a trucker who is drunk or fatigued may be a risk on any road.

What To Do If You’re Hurt

While the accident may have been unanticipated, the procedures for recovering from a serious Tacoma truck wreck are the same regardless of where the crash occurred. Accordingly, it is important to report the accident to the police and to contact an experienced Tacoma truck accident injury lawyer as soon as possible after the crash. You can also browse the extensive resources available on this website to learn more about your rights and possible recovery.



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