Blind spot accidents can be far more dangerous and catastrophic than people may realize, especially when these types of car accidents occur at high speeds, involve multiple vehicles or even involve trucks or other large vehicles.
In this two-part blog, we will discuss some important facts to know when it comes to blind spot accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a blind spot accident or in any type of car accident, you are encouraged to contact a Boulder car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm for more info about your rights and for superior legal representation moving forward with your case.
Fact 1 – Each year in the U.S., more than 840,000 blind spot accidents occur.
What may be just as shocking as the fact that so many blind spot accidents occur annually on American roadways is the fact that about 300 people die in blind spot car accidents every year in the U.S. Some of the factors that can increase the risk of blind spot accidents being fatal include (but are not limited to):
- Cars being trapped beneath trucks as a result of car versus truck blind spot accidents
- Blind spot accidents causing vehicles to fall off of embankments or elevated roads
- Blind spot accidents leading to rollovers that crush the tops of vehicles.
The bottom line here is that, even if people survive blind spot accidents, they can be left dealing with serious – potentially long-term – injuries.
Fact 2 – Crash avoidance systems can reduce the incidence of blind spot car accidents.
One of the more prominent types of crash avoidance systems currently available on many new vehicles is the blind spot detection system. These systems can significantly minimize the risk of getting into blind spot car accidents because they use radar (and other means) to determine when there may be another object or vehicle in a person’s blind spot. Then, these systems will either:
- Sound an alarm or warning to alert the individual about the presence of something in the blind spot of the vehicle.
- Take action by preventing a person from being able to steer the vehicle (so that the vehicle doesn’t hit the object in the blind spot).
For our continued discussion regarding important facts to know about blind spot car accidents, be sure to check out the upcoming second part of this blog.
Contacting a Boulder Car Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a blind spot car accident – or if you have lost a loved one in any type of motor vehicle accident, contact a Boulder car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm. You can contact us by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the contact form at the side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other types of traffic accidents. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.