Firm Helps Victims of Blind Spot Accidents in San Jose, Sacramento and San Francisco
More than 100 years of combined experience in the Bay Area
Everyone who has a driver license knows that vehicles have blind spots. Yet blind spots cause serious accidents on a daily basis. The attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP have decades of experience representing motorists injured in accidents caused by blind spots. When you retain us, we immediately investigate the vehicles and the scene of the crash to gather evidence for your case.
How to prevent blind spot crashes
Each make and model of passenger cars, motorcycles and trucks have different blind spots. One of the most important steps you can take to avoid causing a blind spot accident is to ensure that you have a feel for the dimensions of your vehicle. You should also heed the following tips to prevent a blind spot collision:
- Set up your mirrors before driving: Before starting your car, truck or motorcycle, take a moment to properly set up your side- and rearview mirrors.
- Look before turning: Too many drivers put too much trust in their mirrors. Your mirrors, while useful, cannot show all your surroundings. When changing lanes, physically turn your head to ensure that a car, motorcycle or other vehicle is not beside you.
- Buy a rearview camera: Many new cars have preinstalled rearview cameras that can be useful for parking and backing up. If you have an older car, you may want to install a rearview camera.
- Make eye contact: When passing or driving alongside another vehicle, it is a good idea to make eye contact using the driver’s side-view mirror. This is especially important if the other vehicle is a truck.
- Don’t linger in blind spots: Get out of other drivers’ blind spots as soon as you safely can.
If you are injured in a blind spot collision, experienced auto accident lawyers will investigate to determine if you have a valid claim.
Zealous advocates for auto accident victims in California
If an auto accident has injured you or someone you love, call Needham Kepner & Fish LLP. If your condition prevents you from visiting our office, we will visit you at your home or hospital bed. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at 1-408-956-6949 or online. We handle injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.