Jackknife Truck Wrecks
Fort Worth Jackknife Truck crash Attorneys
Jackknife truck wrecks occur when the trailers being towed by articulating trucks swing out from behind the cab and begin to fold in towards it. While these types of truck wrecks can be devastating to the occupants of trucks, they are also potentially deadly for others on the roads, as these wrecks can easily lead to rollovers, underride truck wrecks and fatal multiple-vehicle collisions.
At The Haslam Firm, our Fort Worth jackknife truck crash attorneys are experienced at overseeing cases that involve these types of collisions and favorably resolving them. While our lawyers are always ready to stand up for the rights of crash victims when negligent truckers and/or trucking companies have contributed to jackknife truck wrecks, they are also skilled at defending responsible truckers and trucking companies from wrongful allegations of negligence or misconduct on the roads.
Jackknife Truck crash Causes
Any number of different factors can lead to jackknife truck wrecks, with some of the more prominent causes of these wrecks including (but not being limited to):
- Driver negligence – This can include the negligence, carelessness and/or recklessness of truck drivers, as well as other motorists on the roads. When driver negligence is a factor in causing jackknifes, it can specifically take the forms of drunk driving, distracted driving, failing to follow traffic laws, etc.
- Equipment failure – At times, jackknifes may result from essential equipment on trucks (or other passenger vehicles) malfunctioning. For instance, when a trucker’s brakes go out, the risks of jackknifing trucks will increase significantly; when other driver’s brakes go out, truckers may end up having to swerve suddenly, slam on the brakes or do other things to try to avoid a collision, and these maneuvers can end up causing jackknifes.
- Other factors – A number of other factors can contribute to jackknife truck wrecks, with just some of these including, road conditions, weather conditions, the weight of the truck, etc.
Jackknife Truck crash: The Risk Factors
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the risk of jackknife truck wrecks generally increases when:
- Drivers speed or disobey other traffic laws – In fact, driver negligence is a factor in more than 90 percent of all traffic wrecks that occur in the U.S.
- Speed limits are 55 mph or higher.
- Trucks having longer trailers that are empty or light-weight for whatever reason.
- Road and/or weather conditions are particularly poor or unfavorable.
- Trucking or other vehicle equipment is defective or malfunctions for whatever reason.
When negligence is a factor in jackknifes, it’s crucial that injured parties are aware that they are not alone and that our Fort Worth jackknife truck crash attorneys will be there for them.
Fort Worth Jackknife Truck crash Attorneys at The Haslam Firm
Have you been hurt in a truck crash that may have been caused by negligence? Or have you lost your loved one in a fatal jackknife crash? If so, contacting the experienced Fort Worth jackknife truck crash attorneys at The Haslam Firm is your best option for obtaining experienced help, personalized legal service and justice. Since 1986, our trusted lawyers have been dedicated to:
- Protecting our clients’ rights and interests throughout the course of their case
- Providing our clients with honest answers and realistic expectations
- Crafting the most persuasive cases for our clients
- Helping our clients bring their cases to successful resolutions.
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