Most Common Causes of Fatal Philadelphia Car Accidents

95, 64, 22. These are the death counts resulting from fatal accidents in 2009 for Philadelphia, Bucks, and Mercer Counties, respectively. These numbers are far too high, and many of those deaths could have been prevented. You can help prevent fatal accidents by avoiding the most common causes:

  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Failure to adjust driving style in inclement weather
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding


It is possible to slip into one of these accident-causing situations without even realizing it. You may think you are not too drunk to drive home, but you should really think about it before getting in the driver’s seat. You may not be worried about a little rain, but do you know how difficult it is for your tires to adjust from a dry surface to a wet one? Slow down! You may think just one little text message won’t hurt, but is it worth your life? Even if you are in a rush, always be aware of the speed limit and whether you are obeying it.

By avoiding accident-causing behaviors altogether, we can help decrease the number of fatal accidents on Philadelphia and New Jersey roads. Check out our recent fatal accident prevention article here.

If a loved one was fatally injured in an accident in the Philadelphia area, call the accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC for helpful, personal, legal advice on moving forward with your case.