Commercial tractor-trailer & semi-truck accidents introduce another array of potential problems compared to personal vehicle collisions. As an Asheville personal injury lawyer, Jackson Pitts is experienced with the ins and outs of different truck accident circumstances.
According to The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the following ten factors are ranked in order of most common after analyzing hundreds of potential factors involved in a truck accident. They are:
Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
Prescription drug use
Traveling too fast for conditions
Unfamiliarity with roadway
Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
Over-the-counter drug use