You face a lot of risks every time you drive, and many of them come from other drivers. When someone else makes a mistake, you can quickly be involved in an accident that has dire ramifications. You can be a terrific driver and still be hit by someone else who is not.
One such risk that you want to consider is when you have to share the road with box trucks or moving trucks. You may want to look at some of the ways in which this can elevate the danger to you:
A size difference
First off, just like when dealing with commercial semi trucks, you have a major size difference. A semi can weigh 80,000 pounds, and it may be three times as tall as your car. A 26-foot moving truck could weigh nearly 10,000 pounds. If you’re involved in an accident with a truck, odds are that you will be the one who suffers serious injuries.
Next, it’s important to note that all trucks have large blindspots that can effectively hide smaller vehicles. Many drivers don’t realize when they’re in a blindspot because the larger vehicle is so easily apparent to them, but that truck driver may have no idea the other vehicle is even there.
One of the advantages that commercial drivers have is that they are well trained and experienced when driving semi-trucks. But anyone who is over 18 can rent a moving truck, so the person behind the wheel could be driving it for the very first time in their life.
If you do get involved in an accident and you suffer injuries, you may need to know how to seek financial compensation for your medical bills and other costs.