Truck Jackknife Accident Claims in GA
Atlanta Trucking Accident Attorneys
While there is a wide range of issues that can lead to a
truck accident, jackknifing is one of the most common and dangerous. If you or a loved
one has suffered an injury due to a truck accident that involved jackknifing,
be sure to contact the
Atlanta personal injury lawyers at our firm right away. With
more than 25 years of collective legal experience, we know how to provide the counsel you need during this difficult time.
What causes jackknifing accidents?
When the trailer connected to a truck swings out and gets stuck at nearly
a 90-degree angle, it is called jackknifing. Once this happens, a driver
essentially loses control as his trailer smashes into other lanes of traffic.
Often times the trailer will begin to rollover and slide into other cars,
creating serious damage and injuries.
Some of the most common reasons for jackknifing include:
- Sudden braking
- Worn out or faulty brakes
- Failure to slow down before a curve
- Driver inattention or distractedness
- Failure to adjust driving on icy or wet roads
Should I hire an attorney for my truck accident claim?
A truck driver's employer or insurance company will move quickly to
cover up the cause of the accident or to shift blame on surrounding traffic.
It is crucial that you retain legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure
that your rights and injuries are not ignored.
When you hire our firm, we will investigate all the details surrounding
the accident and work to make sure you receive fair compensation for your
pain and suffering. At
Kalka & Baer LLC, we truly care about helping our clients on the road to recovery. Let
us work with you to secure a successful outcome.
free consultation with our Atlanta truck accident firm today.