Determining Liable Parties in Truck Accidents

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August 23, 2018
Fatal Accident in Centre County

Liability Not Always Obvious in Trucking Accidents

In its 2017 edition of Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reported that there were 6,807 heavy truck crashes in the state in 2017. The 145 of these crashes that resulted in fatal injuries was the highest total of the past five years. A significant majority of heavy truck crashes in Pennsylvania that year were attributed to vehicle defect issues, with 102 crashes associated with tire or wheel-related problems. Another 70 accidents were due to brake-related issues. Some of the other mechanical problems cited in the PennDOT report included powertrain failure, unsecured or overloaded trailer, […]