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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.

At 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
  • Speeding
  • 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.

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