Truck Jackknife Accidents in Ohio
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Any crash involving semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are extremely dangerous
and even fatal. One of those frightening situations involving massive
trucks is a jackknife accident, in which the cab and trailer face different
directions, causing the truck to be sprawled across the roadway. This type of
truck crash is known to cause multi-vehicle collisions, often resulting in serious
injuries and deaths.
Rourke & Blumenthal, our Ohio truck accident lawyers are devoted to ensuring you obtain the
monetary compensation necessary to make the best recovery possible from
your injuries. With more than nine decades of combined experience, we
have successfully helped countless clients get the results they deserve.
What is a Jackknife Accident?
A jackknife accident occurs when the trailer part of the truck swings to
the side, pointing at a 90-degree angle from the cab, which makes it look
like the capital letter L. It usually happens due to a sudden, drastic
change in speed or direction.
When the cab stops completely, the trailer’s momentum keeps moving
forwards and pivot sideways. Since these trailers are typically loaded
with tens of thousands of pounds of cargo, collisions with these trucks
can be absolutely devastating.
Factors that increase the chance of a jackknife accident include the following:
- Curvy roads
- Inclement weather
- Improper loading of cargo
Get Help from Our Ohio Truck Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been seriously injured in a jackknife truck accident, it is
imperative to get experienced and skilled legal counsel. Our Ohio truck
accident attorneys located in Columbus, Ohio are not afraid to take on
powerful trucking companies inside or outside the courtroom in Ohio and
beyond. We possess an extensive knowledge of state and federal trucking
regulations in order to navigate through the complexities of your case.
Contact Rourke & Blumenthal and request a
free consultation today.