Semi-truck accidents can happen at any time, and one specific type of semi-truck accident, the jack-knife, can be especially dangerous. You’ve seen them on the news and in the movies, but you never want to be in the middle of a jack-knife truck accident in person. But if the worst does happen and you are injured in a jack-knife crash, you should think about meeting with an experienced semi-truck accident attorney (also known as a personal injury attorney or auto accident attorney).
What Are Jack-Knife Accidents?
Jack-knife accidents happen when a semi-truck’s trailer swings outward. There are two main types of jack-knife truck accidents:
“Classic” Jack-Knife Truck Accidents
A classic jack-knife accident happens when the cab spins into the trailer. This usually happens when a truck slams the brakes, and the brakes cannot recover in time to stop the trailer from swinging out.
Tandem Trailer Jack-Knife Truck Accidents
Tandem trailer jack-knife truck accidents happen when there are two trailers behind a cab. These happen when the rear tandem trailer locks up prior to the drive axle tandems or the front axle.
Jack-knife semi-truck accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, so it’s very important to make sure that you drive carefully around semi-trucks so as to hopefully avoid a jack-knife truck accident.
Why Hire Our Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers?
Since 1992, the semi-truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC have been helping people just like you deal with the challenges of the legal process after a car accident. Insurance companies may not pay a fair settlement. You shouldn’t have to worry about fighting insurance companies or even recovering what you lost. That’s what we’re here for, to help you recover the maximum personal injury settlement with the least amount of stress.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a semi-truck accident, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced semi-truck accident attorney. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.