One of the more common accidents among commercial trucks is a jackknife accident. A jackknife accident occurs when a truck skids, which causes the vehicle’s trailer to swing out and create a 90-degree angle with its tractor.
A jackknife accident often occurs when the truck begins to skid and the truck driver suddenly slams on the brake. This abrupt stop can cause the truck to slow down while the momentum of the truck’s heavy load continues to move. The truck’s trailer will then slide sideways, and will form a 90-degree angle or an angle perpendicular to the truck. Improper braking or mechanical failure sometimes cause jackknife accidents. Jackknife accidents are also often caused by poor road and weather conditions resulting in wet or icy roads.
These truck accidents often block an entire roadway, which can lead to multi-vehicle accidents. They are very dangerous, and can cause victims to sustain injuries, and can also cause casualties.
Hiring The Grossman Law Firm
Pursuing jackknife truck accident claims can be very complex in nature, as they will not only involve doctors and insurance companies, but law enforcement and government agencies, truck manufacturers, trucking companies, and other victims. Determining responsibility and negligence in such cases are difficult, and it would be in your best interests to hire an experienced and knowledgeable truck accident attorney.
Our law firm has successfully represented victims of all kinds of personal injury cases. Our attorneys at The Grossman Law Firm have the skill and know-how to handle personal injury cases such as yours, particularly those involving trucks. We will thoroughly assess your case and obtain whatever documents and evidence is necessary to support your claim.
We offer our services on a contingency basis. At our firm, we only get paid if we win your case. If you wish to schedule an initial consultation at The Grossman Law Firm at no cost and without obligation, call us at 1-877-996-5529.