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:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Seatbelt injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, potentially leading to paralysis
- Wrongful death
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.