according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 276,000 large trucks were involved in vehicle crashes in 2010. In fact, 3,675 people were killed and 80,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds).If a Pennsylvania driver knows the most common causes, he or she may be more likely to avoid a trucking accident. Below are seven of the most common causes of trucking accidents.
As we covered in a previous post, it has been determined that a driver’s action or inaction is to blame for a truck accident more than any other factor. Here are some common truck driver-related causes of truck accidents:
Although driver action or inaction accounts for a large percentage of truck accidents, it is not the only cause for a truck accident. Mechanical and environmental factors can also be to blame.
As you can see, the reasons behind large truck accidents are varied and complicated. Being aware of common causes of truck accidents will help you to avoid them in your future. Be a safe Pennsylvania driver and be aware of the truck drivers in your path. Give large trucks a very wide berth. If, however, you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a trucking accident, remember that one of the most important steps is to seek representation from a qualified, personal injury lawyer familiar with all the nuances of the law when a truck accident occurs in our state. To learn about other important information if you are involved in a truck crash in Pennsylvania, visit our informational FAQ titled What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured in a Truck Accident.
Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., a shareholder and managing partner at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., brings 37 years of litigation experience. He is a renowned trial lawyer in Pennsylvania, specializing in medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal defense. Peter's notable achievements include securing multi-million-dollar verdicts and serving as District Attorney and Judge. He is committed to community involvement and is actively engaged in various legal associations.
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