What Is Jackknifing?

When a truck jackknifes, its trailer swings around to one side, blocking traffic and possibly hitting multiple vehicles. If you were involved in a jackknifed truck accident, we encourage you to contact our attorneys right away to begin examining your injuries and recovery needs. Multiple parties could be liable for your injuries.

Webb & Taylor, LLC, is an acclaimed personal injury firm that has already recovered millions of dollars in settlements for its injured clients. Our goal with each claim we handle is to obtain the compensation our clients deserve when they are harmed through no fault of their own.

Causes Of Jackknifes And Liability

Jackknife accidents can happen for any number of reasons and cause serious, even fatal, injuries to the victims.

Accidents can be caused by any of the following:

  • Failure to slow down for an approaching curve or obstacle
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
  • Wet or slippery roads
  • Sudden application of the brakes, or faulty brakes
  • Improper downshifting

As you can see, more than one party may have had a hand in the accident. Even if the driver is completely at fault, trucking companies often enlist third-party contractors, further complicating the matter. Consulting with a lawyer is your best option after a devastating jackknife injury.

What Can You Recover?

When we fight for the compensation you deserve, we work to recover damages to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income from your job, property damage and any other expenses you have suffered. Look to Webb & Taylor, LLC, to offer the aggressive and knowledgeable representation you need.

Call or email us today to schedule a free consultation.

We have offices in both Peachtree City and Atlanta, though we serve all of Georgia.