Causes of Pennsylvania Truck Accidents
With rare exceptions (such as an icy road that makes an accident unavoidable), traffic accidents result from carelessness. Accidents involving large trucks can be caused by careless driving, by careless loading of cargo, or by careless maintenance of the truck.
The legal system refers to carelessness as negligence. When trucks and cars crash, the driver of either vehicle, or both drivers, might be responsible. A study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) nevertheless found that truck drivers make more driving mistakes than drivers of passenger cars.