Blind Spot Motor Vehicle Accidents (Part 2)

Adjusting a vehicle’s mirrors before driving and driving defensively are two ways to reduce your risk of getting into blind spot motor vehicle accidents.
Adjusting a vehicle’s mirrors before driving
and driving defensively are two ways to reduce
your risk of getting into blind spot
motor vehicle accidents.

Picking up from Blind Spot Motor Vehicle Accidents (Part 1), the following provides some more information regarding traffic accidents that occur when drivers don’t check their blind spots before changing lanes and/or turning. While the first part of this blog concentrated on discussing the most common risk factors for blind spot accidents, as well as the most common types of injuries that result from them, Part 2 will focus on explaining some of the ways that drivers can reduce their risk of getting into these types of collisions.

How to Reduce Your Chances of Being in a Blind Spot Motor Vehicle Accident

  • Before driving, always check the vehicles rearview and side mirrors and adjust them as necessary.
  • Before driving, make sure that the rear window of the vehicle is clean and that there are no objects in the back of the vehicle that would obstruct the view out of the rear window.
  • Adjust the rearview mirror so that it frames the back window of the vehicle.
  • Adjust the left side mirror (and the right side mirror) so that it reflects only a small portion of the driver’s side of the vehicle (or the passenger side of the vehicle for the right side mirror). This will allow other lanes of traffic to be visible when driving.
  • Never adjust the vehicle’s mirrors while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Turn your head and look at the blind spots on each side of the vehicle before changing lanes or making a turn.
  • Do your best to avoid driving in the blind spots of other drivers (when possible).
  • Always assume that other drivers don’t see your vehicle, and be ready to respond appropriately if another car attempts to cut you off while you are in its blind spot.

St. Louis Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured after being involved in a blind spot motor vehicle accident or in any type of traffic accident, contact the St. Louis motor vehicle accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.

Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.

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