Common Causes of Truck Accidents

In 2008, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were over 4,000 deaths caused by accidents involving large trucks.  Most of the deaths, approximately 2,760 were passenger vehicle occupants.

Commons causes of large truck accidents include:


*Overloaded Trucks and Trailers

* Sleep deprivation

* Inadequte training

* Failure to have a safety program

* Inattentiveness

* Poor maintenance

I have handled many Large Truck crash claims throughout the past 25 years.  I am dedicated to helping those injured in Large Truck accidents.

– Attorney Kevin Coluccio, Seattle Washington

June 15, 2011

*This post has been updated since its original publication on 

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