Involved in a Truck Accident in NY?
Experienced Attorneys Serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Colonie, Saratoga Springs, and all of Upstate New York
When a semi-truck is flipped on its side and the truck and trailer are turned in different directions, this is called a truck jackknife. This often occurs when road conditions are poor or drivers are not properly managing the speed of their trucks. Regardless of the cause, a truck jackknife can happen in seconds, leaving other drivers with seconds to react. Unfortunately in many cases, other drivers do not have enough time to react and serious accidents occur.
At the offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our injury attorneys have years of experience handling all types of trucking accident lawsuits, including those involving a truck jackknife. These are dangerous situations that put other drivers in jeopardy. We strive to help clients understand that it may be possible to recover compensation for the injuries they have suffered, which may have been life-altering. Whether you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, other injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one due to a truck jackknife, we can take action on your behalf. Contact us today to further discuss your specific trucking accident case and needs.
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Causes of a Jackknife Accident
Drivers are often the root cause of the truck jackknife accident. Whether they were speeding, driving recklessly, or untrained to handle the weight of cargo that their tractor-trailer was carrying, drivers losing control of their trucks can cause it to flip over and jackknife.
Accidents and Injuries Resulting from a Truck Jackknife
Many of the accidents that occur from a truck jackknife can lead to serious and debilitating injuries. Our firm handles all types of accidents and injuries resulting from a truck jackknife, including:
- Multi-car pileup
- Spilled cargo
- High-speed collisions
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations and abrasions
Contact an Experienced NY Truck Jackknife Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured by a truck jackknife, let us help you today. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at one of our five regional law offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Colonie, and Saratoga Springs. We always offer flexible appointments, even meetings during evenings and weekends upon request.