While inattentive or distracted driving is dangerous for all drivers, truck drivers may be especially dangerous when they are inattentive, distracted or simply not paying attention. Studies have found that truck driver inattention is a common reason for serious truck crashes. If you have been injured in such a crash, it is important to contact a Kentucky truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Federal Government Study on Truck Accident Causes
According to the federal government’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), truck driver inattention is a critical reason for a truck wreck in 29% of U.S. truck crashes, and an associated reason for a truck wreck in 20% of U.S. truck crashes. The government has found that distracted or inattentive truck drivers rank highest on the danger index for truck accident causes.