Jackknife Truck Accidents

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Jackknife accidents occur frequently in the commercial trucking industry. Victims of a truck accident that results in a jackknifing scenario often suffer catastrophic injuries, and even fatalities. If you have been injured after being involved in a jackknife accident with a negligent driver, it is imperative to get skilled and reliable legal help from a qualified Austin injury lawyer.

At Komie & Morrow, LLP, we are committed to helping our clients recover their entitled compensation to cover medical expenses, physical therapy and rehabilitation, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our Austin truck accident lawyers have a thorough understanding of state and federal trucking regulations to determine all of your available legal options.

Causes Of Jackknife Truck Accidents

A jackknife truck accident occurs when an 18-wheeler or semitruck skids and causes the trailer to swing out in a way that it resembles a jackknife. This type of accident is usually caused by sudden braking, which causes a trailer to either skid out of control or rollover.

Common causes of jackknife truck accidents include:

  • Sudden braking on slick, wet roads
  • Sudden braking while driving at high speeds
  • Uncontrollable acceleration
  • Improperly adjusted brakes
  • Improper downshift
  • Mechanical failure due to lack of inspection or maintenance
  • Under trained and inexperienced drivers

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Our Austin truck accident attorneys are not afraid to go up against powerful trucking companies in court. Our legal team can investigate your accident and collect evidence necessary to develop an effective and personalized case strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Do not hesitate to let us fight for you while you make a successful recovery from injury.