San Jose Jackknife Truck Accident Attorney
Have you been injured in a jackknife truck accident?
When a truck hauling a trailer skids, or brakes suddenly, the momentum of the trailer pushes it from behind until it spins around, facing backwards. This action is commonly referred to as jackknifing. There are many causes of jackknifing including improper braking, brake or other equipment failure, poor road conditions, and incorrectly loaded trailers. Also, inclement weather can cause the truck's wheels to skid on a slick patch in the road, forcing the trailer to careen forward and jackknife. It is quite common that jackknifing will often cause a truck to rollover leading to other vehicle involvement in the accident. Sometimes when a truck jackknifes it ends up crossing several lanes of traffic, causing multiple vehicle accidents, spilled freight, and dire consequences for all those involved.
Many people are often severely injured or killed from this kind of deadly accident. Some of these life changing injuries include neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, concussions, brain damage, coma, broken limbs, paralysis, and amputation. The medical treatment and rehabilitation from these types of injures may last for many years and can be very expensive. An experienced San Jose truck accident attorney, like the attorneys at the Dunnion Law Firm, has represented many clients who have sustained injuries in catastrophic accidents caused by the recklessness or negligence of truck drivers and their employers.
Causes of Jackknife Truck Accidents
Jackknife accidents are often caused by the driver slamming on his brakes in order to avoid a collision or other traffic condition. If the brakes are not adjusted properly, or maintained regularly, they may fail and cause the truck to jackknife and lose control. Other causes are: entering a curve at too high a speed, down shifting, speeding, improper or unbalanced loading, and accelerating on a wet or slippery surface. If you or a family member has been seriously hurt because of a jackknife truck accident, The Dunnion Law Firm has the experience and the extensive knowledge to take on insurance companies who want to avoid paying fair and full compensation. We will put our 35 years of experience to work fighting for the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and other non-economic damages.
San Jose Jackknife Truck Accident Lawyer at The Dunnion Law Firm today to recover damages for your injuries.