If reflectors were not used, or used improperly, and an accident occurred as a result, we can hold the proper parties accountable. For a free consultation, contact us today.
While reflectors may not seem important, trucks run the risk of not being seen by other motorists without them—especially in storms or at night. When reflectors do not work, collision with a truck is equivalent to a collision with a brick wall. Reflectors are very important, especially when a truck is forced to pull to the side of the road. Due to the large size of many trucks, they may not completely fit all the way off of the shoulder. As a result, some of the truck will be sticking out in the road. When a driver is unable to see the part of the truck in the road due to a lack of reflectors, there is a chance they could collide with the vehicle.
Have you or a loved one collided with a truck due to lack of reflectors? Contact our team today!
Federal guidelines mandate that truck reflectors must be of a certain thickness. Depending on the truck size, there must be a specific number on each side of the vehicle. Trucks must be kept clean to help drivers see these reflectors.
Additionally, when a truck is stalled on the side of the road, flares or other ground reflectors must be used to allow other drivers to see the truck. When a stalled or disabled truck is not completely off the highway, approaching automobiles may not be able to see the edge of truck without these warning signs, which could lead to catastrophic collisions.
There is no excuse for a truck to have improper reflectors. Not only that, but federal law mandates their presence and cleanliness. At Arnold & Itkin, our truck accident attorneys have worked on a number of cases where truck drivers did not following federal guidelines and caused accidents that resulted in severe personal injury. When you are involved in an accident with a truck, you need a legal team that will hold the proper party or parties accountable for your injuries.
Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation and to learn about crafting a claim.