Common Truck Accident Causes

Common Truck Accident Causes in Pittsburgh

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At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we have seen the full spectrum of truck accidents and the various factors behind them. While Pennsylvania law grants injured individuals the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party, it may be difficult to prove negligence and liability alone.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

In Pittsburgh and throughout the United States, the leading causes of truck accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fatigued driving, such as when truckers are required to work long hours and with little sleep;
  • Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, and getting lost in thought, among other activities, while driving;
  • Speeding, such as when a trucker attempts to travel at the same speed as automobiles, even when they know large trucks are subject to lower speed limits;
  • Improper or overloaded cargo, such as if a trucker is transporting improperly loaded cargo or more cargo than is safe;
  • Inadequate training, such as if a trucking company fails to train their drivers or cargo loaders on how to do their jobs, endangering everyone in the interest of profit;
  • Poorly maintained trucks, such as when a trucking company or trucker fails to ensure the truck is safe to drive;
  • Defective truck parts, such as when a truck manufacturer, designer, or retailer allows a defective truck part to go to market; and
  • Driving while intoxicated, such as under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, illicit drugs, etc.

More often than not, human error is the underlying cause of a severe trucking accident, whether a truck driver, company, product manufacturer, or other party is to blame. However, there are cases in which the at-fault party is guilty of intentionally disregarding the safety of others for no good reason. Our Pittsburgh lawyers will help you pursue compensation and justice in cases involving both unintentional and intentional negligence.

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