Dealing With Jackknife Truck Accident Injuries?

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Jackknife accidents are more common than you might think. In the U.S., this type of serious accident accounts for about five percent of truck accidents each year.

A jackknife accident happens when the trailer of a semi-truck pushes out in front of the cab, forming a shape that looks like a check or a half-open jackknife.  Whenever you get in an accident with a semi-truck, serious injuries are almost always the result. Jackknife collisions lead to injuries that may include:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Back, neck, or spine injuries
  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Internal bleeding

Hoover Rogers Law, LLP fights for people injured in accidents caused by other people’s negligence. We understand what’s at stake for you. This isn’t just a case — this is your life. Our truck accident attorneys offer free case evaluations. If you were injured in a jackknife or other type of truck accident, contact us now to schedule your evaluation.

Jackknife factors

Jackknife truck accidents come in three forms — plow out, in which the driver loses control of steering; original jackknife, which happens when the tractor spins; and trailer swing, which is when the trailer spins.

Factors that increase the odds of a jackknife truck accident include:

  • Speed limits of 55 mph or higher
  • Poor weather
  • Curved roads (on/off ramps)

The heavier the truck is and the more cargo it is carrying, the higher the chances that an accident would be a rollover rather than a jackknife.

Who is liable for a jackknife wreck?

Determining fault in a jackknife truck accident can be complex.

Whenever a commercial vehicle is involved, there is usually more than just the trucker who is liable for your injuries. Other entities that may have contributed to a truck accident include the truck and cargo owners, freight loaders, truck parts manufacturers, and maintenance workers. For instance, poorly maintained brakes are often a factor in jackknife crashes.

Hoover Rogers Law, LLP can make sense of your accident. We can investigate the crash and identify those who owe you compensation.

Our law firm offers free injury case evaluations to people injured in jackknife and other kinds of truck accidents. We represent accident victims on contingency, which means that our fee comes out of your recovery, not your pocket – and we don’t get paid at all if we don’t win. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced jackknife accident attorney.

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