Brad Pistotnik Law
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Jackknife Truck Accidents – Important Info

Jackknife Truck Accidents – Important Info

July 17, 2012

Jackknife trucking accidents are very common occurances on highways and happen when there is a sudden application of the brakes by truck drivers operating semi-trucks and tractor trailers. In some instances, improper truck maintenance can lead to braking problems, leading to these types of accidents. Brake failure symptoms include the absence of pedal pressure. When there is too much pressure placed between the centerline of the tractor and the semi exceeds 15 degrees, the truck will then jackknife.

Jackknifing trucks at high rates of speed can lead to catastrophic damage and injuries to both truck drivers and passengers in motor vehicles who are unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity of these accidents.

If you have been injured or have a loved one who was injured or killed as a result of a jackknife truck, call our office today for a free and personal consultation to discuss your rights as a victim.

We will fight aggressively on your behalf and your family’s behalf to recover compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, hospital fees, and other related issues.

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