Truck Jackknife Accidents
A jackknife crash is a commercial truck accident in which the trailer swings out to the side and toward the cab resembles the folding motion of a jackknife. These types of crashes have the potential to cause extremely serious and possibly even deadly injuries.
There are several reasons why these accidents occur in Pennsylvania, including:
- Brake Failure
- Defective Equipment
- Driver Error
- Excess Weight in Trailer
- Improperly Maintained Vehicle
- Locked Axles
- Unsafe Driving for Weather Conditions
When other passenger vehicles are involved in a jackknife crash, people may sustain a variety of catastrophic injuries. A victim who suffers a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be unable to ever work again and require a lifetime of assistance with their daily living.
In some of these cases, the truck driver can be at fault if his or her negligence caused the crash. However, the companies that hired and employed him or her would be liable for the damage that resulted. And trucking companies can also be responsible if any mechanical issue with the tractor-trailer caused the vehicle to jackknife.
Insurance adjusters and lawyers for these trucking companies will often attempt to get accident victims to agree to early settlements that prevent people from filing lawsuits. However, they will also try to get injured individuals to make recorded statements that ultimately hurt their ability to recover compensation later on—or possibly eliminate their chances of getting anything at all.
The experienced West Chester jackknife accident attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices help crash victims all across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our lawyers work as a team to investigate the causes of these accidents and we also handle phone calls from the insurance representatives of negligent trucking companies. Furthermore, our firm represents every client on a contingency fee basis so we do not get paid a dime unless we make a financial recovery. We also serve the Philly area, you can learn more about our Philadelphia truck accident attorneys here.
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The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.