Jackknife Truck Accidents
Orlando Truck Accident Attorney
One of the most dangerous situations that a truck can get into when it
jackknifes. When a truck’s trailer skids, it can swing around and
form a 90-degree angle with the cab, putting everyone on the road in danger.
Most often, this occurs when the cab’s wheels lock into place when
the truck gets to patch of wet or slippery road. Although the wheels are
locked, the trailer continues to move forward, causing it to swing dangerously
to the side.
When a truck jackknifes, it could cause a multi-vehicle pileup or potentially
end with a truck rollover. Anyone in the truck’s path could be in
danger of sustaining serious or fatal injuries, including:
If you have been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one in a
truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an Orlando truck accident
lawyer at Todd Miner Law as soon as possible to learn more about your
rights and to begin pursuing the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Call now to discuss your potential case: (407) 269-5877.
Liable Parties in Jackknifing Accidents
When a truck jackknifes, it is usually because the driver was driving in
an unsafe manner for current weather conditions. For example, speeding
in the rain greatly increases the chance that the driver will cause an
accident. Another cause of jackknife accidents includes failure to properly
maintain the truck, such as failing to replace worn tires. While most
truck companies and drivers are responsible in this regard, negligence
still sometimes happens.
The following parties may be held accountable for a jackknife truck accident:
- The truck driver
- The truck company
- The maintenance company or mechanic
- Government entities responsible for maintaining roadways
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
At Todd Miner Law, we understand how devastating serious truck accidents
can be. Driven by a passion to help people in a time of need, we are prepared
to fight on your behalf for the maximum amount of compensation you are
entitled to under the law. When you choose to work with our firm, we can
get started with a thorough investigation of your accident to determine
exactly what went wrong, who is responsible, and how much you are owed
for your medical bills, pain and suffering, vehicle damage, lost wages, and more.
To speak with an attorney about your personal injury
or wrongful death
case, fill out an online case evaluation form
or give us a call today.