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Michael Monheit

1368 Barrowdale Road
Rydal PA 19046
(215) 840-6573

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Among vehicle accidents, Truck accident injuries are frequently fatal. Contact Monheit Law if a family member has been involved in a fatal traffic accident. Fatal traffic accidents kill thousands of people each year.

Every year thousands of trucking fatalities occur -- people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured as the result of truck accidents.

In 2003, 457,000 large trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds were involved in traffic crashes in the United States; 4,669 trucks were involved in fatal traffic accidents.

The costs for fatal traffic accidents exceed $20 billion, including $8.7 billion in productivity losses, $2.5 billion in resource costs, and quality of life losses valued at $13.1 billion. A truck is considered large if its gross vehicle weight rating exceeds 10,000 pounds.

The most common causes for fatal traffic accidents are:

  • Lack of training on the part of the truck driver
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Oversized trucks
  • Poorly maintained truck brakes
  • Driving in conditions of poor visibility due to fog, snow, rain, or smoke (e.g. Truck rain accident)
  • Truck driver inexperience
  • Fatigued, sleepy or tired driver; driving too long and too many hours without rest
  • Speeding over the limit or driving at high speeds beyond the road and weather conditions
  • Running off the road
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Truck drivers driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Driving the truck in bad weather conditions
  • Dangerous or reckless truck driver with a long record of wrecks and fatal traffic accidents
  • Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights, and other warning devices
  • Failure of truck to install an under-ride protection under-guard.

 


Contact Monheit Law for a Pennsylvania lawyer handling truck accidents and pharmaceutical drug cases.

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