Blind Spot Car Accident
Many serious car accidents can occur from driving in someone’s blind spot. A blind spot is when a car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle is an area, typically the rear passenger side, that makes it very hard for the driver to see the car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle.
Because of the difficulty of seeing the other driver, often times the driver will merge and cause a rear-end car accident.Washington State Blind Spot Car Accident Laws
Oftentimes, in order for a driver to see around a blind spot, the driver has to physically turn their head to see who is in their blind. When this occurs, sometimes an accident will occur because traffic ahead of the driver will come to a stop and the driver who turned their head will not have time to stop their car, truck or SUV. A blind spot is the area where a vehicle is traveling that is difficult for the driver to see the trailing car.
This designated spot is often the rear-passenger side of the vehicle or just behind the driver’s side. These kinds of blind spot accidents often come as a result of people switching lanes too quickly, without thoroughly examining these blind spots, and because of the sudden lane change, creating an accident with a car that was unknowingly travelling in the other car’s blind spot. These accidents can be avoided entirely if driver’s allowed each other plenty of space and kept two to three car lengths between each other. Of course, this is difficult to do when traffic is heavy on highways, but it should be attempted nonetheless.
It is advisable to speed up or slow down if you feel that you are in someone’s blind spot, meaning the driver will have to turn their head in order to see you. In a blind spot car accident, like in every other car accident case, you have to prove the following in order to prevail in court:
- The driver owed you a duty
- The driver’s conduct breached the duty
- You were harmed
- And your harm was directly caused by the defendant’s breached duty
Another way of saying this, much more simply, is that the driver’s bad driving caused your injuries, assuming there was an accident. This may or may not be difficult to prove, depending on the circumstances of how the car accident occurred.Common Blind Spot Car Accident Injuries
If you have been in a car accident because of someone’s blind spot, you could have suffered any of the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Back injury
- Concussion symptoms
This list of symptoms is not meant to be exhaustive. Each of these injuries is very serious and requires immediate medical attention to address. After being in such an accident, you should seek immediate medical care, either from a chiropractor, medical doctor, or chiropractor.How The Jackman Law Firm can Help
After you’ve been in a car accident because, you are likely confronted with both your car insurance company and your car insurance company wanting information from you, you probably need to take your car to be repaired, and you are without a doubt dealing with painful injuries that need medical care, so you probably have medical bills coming in the mail regularly.
The Jackman Law Firm can help you get:
- Money for medical bills
- Money for pain and suffering
- Money for out of pocket expenses
- Money for lost wages and future wages, if applicable
Why face the car insurance companies alone? The Jackman Law Firm can help you recover what you are owed under the law and be the middleman between you and the insurance company so you can focus on healing and recovering.
Given that blind spot car accidents are often difficult to prove, there are occasions when the insurance company may attempt to blame you for the accident, either wholly or in part. If this is the case, you need an advocate to assist you in proving your case.
The Jackman Law Firm can do the following for you:
- Obtain surveillance footage that captured the accident
- Interview witnesses
- Interview the police
- Obtain police reports
- Send subpoenas to appropriate entities
All of these things may need to be done to prove your case. The Jackman Law Firm has done these things for hundreds of accident victims over the years and we can do the same for you. In most instances, a claim can be resolved simply by making a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company once you have finished treating and obtained your medical records and bills and obtained the necessary information to prove your wage loss, if any, stemming from the accident. However, there are incidents where the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to act reasonably and you must file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
The Jackman Law Firm will attempt to work out a settlement, but we are not afraid to fight in court for you if we need to. Feel free to call for a free consultation.