Missouri Truck Jackknife Attorney

Jackknifing is among the most dangerous types of truck accidents. These are accidents in which the semi-truck folds at the point where the cab is connected to the trailer, forming an acute angle similar to a folding pocket knife. These accidents are particularly dangerous because the movement of the trailer and the fact that the trailer often ends up blocking lanes of traffic means that many other motor vehicles can be involved, and many people may suffer serious injuries in the process.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, the attorneys at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Causes Of Truck Jackknife Accidents

With more than 100 years of combined experience, our Missouri truck jackknife lawyers understand the wide range of causes of these accidents. One of the most prominent causes of jackknife accidents involving truck driver negligence is improper braking. Truck drivers are trained to brake safely. If they slam on the brakes or hit the brakes hard during a turn, they risk the brakes locking and losing traction, which could result in jackknifing.

Truck jackknifing could also be the result of faulty equipment. Defective brakes or some other defective part may play a role. Tires that have not been properly maintained or were in need of replacement could make jackknifing more likely.

Dangerous weather conditions could lead to truck jackknifing. In these cases, the truck driver may not be to blame. However, if it is discovered that the truck driver was going too fast for conditions or driving unsafely based on the weather, a claim may be filed.

Free Consultation With A Columbia Trucking Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation, call us at 573-355-5172 or 866-936-2599 or send us an email. We are happy to schedule consultations at your convenience. All truck jackknife crash cases are handled on a contingency basis.