Large Truck Accidents | Jack Knife
Jackknife accidents are most commonly caused by the sudden application of the brakes in a tractor-trailer. In some cases, though, improperly adjusted brakes can cause jackknife accidents. Improperly adjusted brakes and brake failure in trucks are one of the top reasons for truck accidents on the US roadways. Loss of pedal pressure is among the most common symptoms of brake failure. In fact, any time the angle of articulation between the centerline of the tractor and semi-trailer exceeds fifteen degrees, the truck will jackknife and potentially cause an accident.
Have you or someone you know been involved in a jackknife accident? If so, contact one of our experienced jackknife truck accident attorneys in your are today!
An attorney can seek compensation for families of the deceased to cover the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Costs
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- General Damages
Large trucks, vehicles weighing at least 10,000 pounds, are used in the United States for various commercial purposes and play an essential role in our economy. However, though there are significantly fewer commercial and industrial trucks traveling on the public roads and highways in comparison to the normal four wheel vehicles most of us drive, truck accidents in the United States are none the less a serious threat to all motorists. Data from the Department of Transportation have shown that 12 to 13 percent of all fatal traffic-related crashes since the late 1970's were the result of a truck accident, even though large trucks only make up about 3 percent of all registered vehicles.
Have you lost a loved one due to a truck accident? If so, our truck accident attorney can help you get the justice you deserve.
In all large truck cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a large truck accident, call the Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. now at (877) 736-4222 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.