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TRUCKING ACCIDENTS: TOP TEN CAUSES

Allen Smith, a former trucker driver who publishes a blog, the TruthAboutTrucking.com, has listed the Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents as follows:

  1. Prescription Drug Use 26%
  2. Traveling Too Fast 23%
  3. Unfamiliar with Roadway 22%
  4. Over-the-counter Drug Use 18%
  5. Inadequate Surveillance 14%
  6. Fatigue 13%
  7. Illegal Maneuver 9%
  8. Exterior Distraction 8%
  9. Inadequate Evasive Action 7%
  10. Aggressive Driving Behavior 7%

Pennsylvania’s highways are major trucking routes making the danger of trucking accidents even higher. Injuries caused by moving truck accidents are often severe to catastrophic. The Pittsburgh law firm of Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C. represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Pennsylvania. If you or someone you know has been injured in a trucking accident, our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you. Contact us today for your FREE consultation.