Austin Jackknife Truck Accident Lawyer
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When a semi-truck skids resulting in the trailer swinging at a 90-degree
angle, the movement is what is known as a "jackknife." When
this happens, the vehicle is completely out of control. The end result
can be skidding into or across multiple lanes. It goes without saying
that any drivers in its path can be significantly injured or even killed.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a jackknife accident, discuss
your options with the Austin truck accident attorney at The Stewart Law
Firm, PLLC. We are available to answer your questions 24/7, and we will
review your case free of charge when you schedule an initial consultation.
Call us today for the experienced legal guidance you need!
What Causes Jackknife Accidents?
truck accidents are often caused by truckers who do not pay attention to loading during
short trips or in cases when the load is not substantial. According to
the NHTSA, "The mean total trailer weight of large trucks that experience
a jackknife tends to be less than the mean weight of large combination
trucks that do not experience a jackknife."
Jackknife accidents most commonly occur due to the following conditions:
- Tight-curve speeding
- Steering onto a soft shoulder
- Abrupt swerving
- Aggressive driving
- Poor tire care
- Poor brake maintenance
- Load shifting
These types of accidents often occur when rain or snow cause slickness
on the road and the truck cab moves forward and the trailer begins to
fishtail. This can be particularly treacherous around curves, entrance
ramps, expressways, and can lead to a rollover. Our firm can carefully
investigate your accident to determine the cause of the jackknife incident.
No Recovery, No Legal Fees – Contact Us Today to Get Started!
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC handles
personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge legal fees
unless we are successful in obtaining compensation. You can enlist our
top-notch legal services without having to worry about your financial
future. Our Austin personal injury attorney is here to help in any way possible.
Please contact us to learn more about how we can assist you with your legal needs.