San Antonio Jackknife Accidents
Injured in a Truck Accident? Call Our Attorneys!
Jackknife truck accidents are some of the most dangerous kinds of
accident a motorist can be involved in. In a jackknife accident, the trailer of
a truck skids and swings around, forming a 90 degree angle with the truck’s
cab. During this kind of
truck accident, the driver is unable to control the vehicle and all cars in the path
of the swinging trailer can find themselves facing serious personal injury or even
death. Since other vehicles do not have the danger of jackknifing, anyone injured
in this kind of accident should retain the experience of an attorney familiar
with trucking accidents.
At Maloney & Campolo, we are no stranger to taking on the type of accidents
that have caused you injury, including truck accidents. Speak with us
directly by contacting our firm for a consultation.
How Does a Truck Jackknife & What Can I Do?
Jackknife truck accidents generally occur when the wheels of the truck
lock up, causing the trailer to continue moving to one side. The driver
of the truck may be able to brake and control the jackknifing of the vehicle
but the results can widely vary. Jackknife accidents usually happen during
bad weather, but can occur at any time.
In general, these kinds of trucking accidents can be
- Not keeping adequate distance from other vehicles on the road
- Speeding, especially at turns and bends in the road
- Slamming on breaks in an attempt to stop short
- Braking and swerving at the same time
- Brakes that are not properly adjusted
Since a jackknifed vehicle is impossible to control and cannot be moved
once it comes to a resting position, cars and other vehicles in the path
of the truck may find themselves unable to avoid a collision. You may
have grounds for legal action if you have been involved. Make sure you
take the steps to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering,
emotional trauma, property damage, or file a wrongful death claim on the
behalf of a loved one.
Secure Your Free Consultation With Maloney & Campolo
Accidents that result in an injury are never a good thing, and trucking
accidents such as this can bring an entirely new level of complexity to
the situation. Our San Antonio trucking accident lawyers have the skill
to examine the case, determine what parties may be at fault for the accident,
and aggressively fight to recover what you are entitled to.
Our office is located in San Antonio, but we serve anyone in Bexar County
in need of personal injury representation. If you are seeking more information
about making an accident claim or if you are eligible for damages in your
trucking accident case, call our office now to meet with a member of our
team. When your rights have been infringed upon, we are here for you.