Big rigs hauling a trailer and other diesel trucks pulling trailers are prone to jackknife accidents. A jackknife is a type of vehicle crash where the driver of the hauling vehicle loses control and, as a result, the front portion of the truck skids to a stop but because of the momentum the trailer continues moving forward leaving the truck bent at a severe angle in the middle where the trailer becomes unhinged and slides out of control until the trailer is left leaning sideways or strewn down the road.
A jackknifed tractor-trailer produces an astonishingly hazardous road condition. Cars traveling behind the trailer are likely to smash into the broadside of the trailer. Also, it is not unusual for cars following behind a trailer to end up pinned underneath the trailer during the collision. In a large majority of jackknife accidents, the trailers spill their cargo, which in some cases is hazardous cargo that is toxic, flammable, or explosive, creating an even more dangerous scenario.
Highways are the most frequent place for jackknife accidents to occur, and because of the increased posted speeds allowed on a majority of highways, regrettably, translates into more severe and deadly accidents. Lost limbs, severe traumatic brain injury, and fatalities are not unusual in highway accidents involving commercial trucks. Jackknife accidents are life-altering and have devastating consequences for those involved.
All commercial truck collisions are frightening for motorists and their passengers. If an accident leaves you or a loved one with permanent disabilities or a terrifying brain injury, then the future can be just as frightening and traumatic. In the event a jackknifed trailer resulted in the loss of a loved one, then the scars of such a loss are permanent, and it is important that you consult with a diligent and dedicated jackknife truck wreck lawyer in your time of need.
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You should not have to face shameless insurance companies alone. The personal injury lawyers at the Testa Law Group are dedicated to ensuring that every single injured person and their family has a fair shot at a bright and healthy future. Thus, if a person or organization is negligent, careless, or reckless and, as a result, you or a loved one are harmed, then we will do what it takes to hold that party accountable. Let the Testa Law Group fight for you to get the compensation that you and your family deserves after an 18-wheeler jackknife accident. Contact us at 877-780-9052 for a free consultation with a skilled jackknife truck wreck lawyer.
Mr. Testa, a Jackknife Truck Wreck Lawyer with a national practice who represents members of our society who have been seriously injured or killed due to the irresponsible acts of an individual or company. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida and admitted to practice in the Southern District of Texas and also in the United States Court of International Trade.