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Have you been involved in a truck related accident in the North Dakota area? Every year, many people get injured and even killed in accidents involving trucks. It\'s easy for those who don\'t drive a truck to forget how difficult it is to maneuver such a large vehicle. That is even on a day with perfect road and traffic conditions. Truckers must monitor their steering and speed, all the while keeping clear of those who are driving all around them. The size and weight of trucks – coupled with the increased risk of the vehicles carrying hazardous cargo – often result in serious and even fatal injures for the other party involved.

Aside from their massive size, there are a few other dangers associated with large trucks co-existing on roadways. "No-Zones", squeeze plays, improper stopping distances and "off-tracking" are things that can cause significant danger on the road.

"No-Zones" are blind spots that are located around the front back and sides of the truck. When a car is within the No-Zone, the truck driver is typically unable to see it.

Squeeze play is a name used to describe a truck drivers need to swing right or left in order to maneuver a turn. When a turn is in progress, the trucker driver is unable to see cars directly behind or besides them. A car driving between a truck and a curb are liable to be caught in a "squeeze" that could result in a serious accident.

Stopping distance is important because big trucks need a greater stopping distance than regular sized vehicles. If there is not enough space between a car and truck, the car may be in danger of being involved in a rear-ending accident.

"Off-track" occurs when a truck makes a turn at high speeds and jumps into the next lane unexpectedly. This can result in the truck not having enough room between the car and itself to make a proper and abrupt stop, if necessary.

If you have been involved in an accident with a truck in the state of North Dakota, and you have sustained injuries or damage as a result of that accident, you may be able to claim compensation, providing the accident was not your fault. In order to determine whether you are eligible for claiming compensation, you should contact a North Dakota truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

In order to determine your eligibility for compensation, you need to be aware of trucking laws and regulations in operation within the state, as well as any restriction placed through statutes. A North Dakota truck accident lawyer will already be very familiar with all of these issues, and can therefore quickly determine the best course of action.

Contacting a North Dakota truck accident attorney could help to improve your chances of getting compensation, as these lawyers deal with such cases every day. One way to do this is to utilize the locator feature at the American Bar Association (ABA) website. You will find a number of specialist lawyers to select from in the North Dakota area. Most lawyers will be happy to offer details on the types of cases they have dealt with and their success rate in order to enable you to make a more informed decision.

As well as dealing with personal injuries caused through truck-related accidents, a North Dakota truck accident lawyer also deals with wrongful death lawsuits relating to fatal injuries caused through truck-related accidents. If you are the relative of someone who has been fatally injured in this type of road accident, you should seek further assistance and advice from a North Dakota truck accident lawyer.

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