Indiana Jackknife Truck Accident Lawyer

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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 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 jackknife truck accident 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 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 Super Lawyers®
  • 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.

Don’t wait, 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!