Indiana Jackknife Accident Injuries
Top Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers
Jackknifing is a type of
truck accident where the vehicle (tractor) and its attached trailer get out of sync forming
a V or L shape. This type of accident is called jackknifing because the
shape the truck and trailer create resembles a jackknife.
At Crossen Kooi, we have more than 30 years of collective experience handling
truck accident cases, and we have helped hundreds of clients and secured
millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. If you were injured in
a truck accident, you would benefit by working with an
Indiana personal injury attorney from our team.
What Causes Jackknife Accidents?
A jackknife accident is usually the result of a loss of traction, which
has to do with how well the wheels grip the road. If a truck driver slams
on the brakes, it can have an adverse effect, causing them to lock and
leaving the skidding wheel without enough traction to stop.
If either the tractor's or the trailer's wheels lock, the loss
of traction can cause the rig to swing sideways out of control and into
a jackknife forming an L or a V shape.
When a truck driver loses control of a large rig, the vehicle can jackknife,
or it can fold into itself. If any passenger sized cars or trucks are
in the path of a big rig in this deadly situation, they can be crushed
in an instant.
The Benefits of Choosing Crossen Kooi for Your Case
Truck accidents are more complicated than standard
auto accidents because they have a number of players involved. When you are up against
a large trucking company and their insurer, you need a skilled attorney
fighting in your corner to level the playing field.
Some key reasons to choose our firm:
- We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
Selection for inclusion in
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- We offer FREE, no obligation consultations
If you were caught in a jackknife accident, there is a strong possibility
that you are dealing with massive property damage and serious injuries,
and you need a skilled attorney now more than ever before.
contact our firm to schedule a free consultation. We can meet you at our office, or we
meet you at a location that is convenient for you. Our phone lines are
open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call!