For truck drivers, correct downhill braking practices are crucial. Trucks take longer to stop than passenger cars due to their size and weight. If a truck is following too closely or driving at an unsafe speed, it could affect its ability to stop in time, resulting in a potentially fatal collision. There are many factors involved in truck accidents related to braking downhill. In addition to driver error, the brakes may not be properly maintained, or there may be an air-brake failure.
Every vehicle on the road has blind spots, but the blind spots on a large truck are substantially more dangerous. When truck drivers are negligent and fail to check their blind spots, it can result in serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. Survivors of these terrible accidents may not be able to recover from their injuries, requiring ongoing care and treatment. If you were injured in a truck accident associated with a truck’s blind spots, you could pursue compensation by filing a personal injury claim.