Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occur each year in the United States resulting in 300 fatalities. This is partly due to individuals not adjusting their mirrors properly, or not properly checking their blind spots before changing lanes.
A blind spot is essentially the area surrounding the automobile that cannot be seen while the driver is looking forward or through either side mirrors or rear-view mirrors. There are several techniques we can use to eliminate these blind spots, however, it is often that individuals will bypass these steps and change lanes anyways, thus resulting in a collision.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a West Palm Beach blind spot accident, due to the negligence action of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Our injury attorneys strongly believe that it is the responsibility of the negligent driver to held accountable for their actions and pay for the losses of the innocent victim they inflicted harm to.
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Eliminating Blind Spots
Typically, a driver’s blind spot will be towards the rear end of the automobile on both sides. It is often that vehicles traveling in adjacent lanes of the roadway will fall in these blind spots, due to the fact that they are not visible in the rear-view mirrors. There are several ways a driver can eliminate blind spots, which will greatly reduce the individual’s chance of being involved in a collision.
- Some ways to eliminate blind spots include:
- Adjusting mirrors so the rear window is framed
- Adjust the left side mirror by sitting in the driver seat and putting your head against the window, then set the left mirror so that only a part of the vehicles left side is visible.
- Adjust the right side mirror by sitting in the driver seat and leaning to the center of your vehicle, then set the right mirror so that only a part of the vehicles right side is visible.
- Briefly turn your head to check for cars in adjacent lanes blind spot
These techniques will greatly reduce blind spots by increasing your visibility of the road. Unfortunately, all blind spots will not be able to be completely eliminated such as the pillars in your vehicle, unless of course you are driving a convertible. If you have been injured in an automobile accident we encourage you to contact our attorneys to learn how you can be compensated for your losses and damages. If you would like to learn more about how you can reduce blind spots in your vehicle, simply complete the “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page – It’s FREE.
Blind Spot Accident Injuries
As statistics show blind spots are the cause of many automobile accidents, there are also several injuries caused by these blind spots. Of course, there are many factors that come into play which are often not thought of when looking for blind spots, and it only takes one simple error to cause an accident. These errors often result in accidents causing injuries.
Some injuries resulting from blind spot accidents include:
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Broken Glass Injuries
- Concussion Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Occupant Ejection Injuries
- Seat Belt Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Whiplash Injuries
- Wrist Injuries
It is possible to reduce the chance of being involved in a blind spot accident by abiding by all traffic laws, being a defensive driver, remaining attentive while driving your automobile, and utilizing our previous tips to eliminate blind spots. Unfortunately, blind spot accidents may not always be avoidable resulting in damages and injuries. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you may be able to receive compensation for all damages.
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Contact An Experienced Palm Beach Attorney
If you or a loved one has been involved in a blind spot accident, it is advised to seek the legal guidance of an experienced auto accident attorney. By taking advantage of the services provided by a knowledgeable car crash attorney, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages and losses including; medical expenses, pain and suffering, and property damages.
At Gordon & Doner, we are dedicated to helping injury victims receive the justice they deserve in the court of law. With our firm based in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, and Pembroke Pines, we are licensed to serve individuals throughout the state of Florida.
A few locations we serve include:
- Juno Beach
- Riviera Beach
- Singer Island
- Jupiter Island
- North Palm Beach
To learn more about how our auto accident attorneys can help you in your time of need, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, contact us today at 1 (855) 722-2552 and a member of our intake team will take the details of your case, then connect you with one of our experienced attorneys best suited for your case.
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