Dallas Jackknife Accident Lawyer
Our law firm can handle your jackknife injury claim or lawsuit
Jackknife truck accidents in Texas often cause serious injuries or fatalities for people in smaller vehicles. Because jackknife accidents involve large tractor-trailers, these types of truck accidents often end up being very complicated, serious legal cases.
In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a concussion, whiplash, or other severe injuries due to a truck jackknifing on I-45, I-20, or another major highway in Dallas. When this happens, you need to take legal action right away to protect your rights. You need The Marye Law Firm on your side.
For more than two decades, our experienced Dallas truck accident attorneys have been handling legal cases involving jackknife accidents. We understand the complexity of such cases. That’s why we never take anything for granted. As your lawyer, we will carefully investigate your crash. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth.
What is a jackknife accident?
Jackknife truck accidents are a particular type of tractor-trailer accident. When a tractor-trailer slides sideways out of control, the truck’s trailer and cab can fold in towards each other, forming a V-shape that resembles a partially open jackknife blade.
When this happens, other smaller vehicles can easily become trapped and crushed between the tractor-trailer’s cab and trailer. This is why jackknifing often results in some of the most serious truck accidents on the road.
Common causes of jackknife accidents
Jackknife accidents occur because the wheels on the truck’s trailer or cab lock up, causing the tractor-trailer to fishtail and skid out of control. This often occurs because of a mistake made by a reckless truck driver. Examples include:
- A speeding truck driver who loses control of the truck, especially on a highway.
- An inexperienced truck driver brakes too hard, causing the truck to fishtail out of control.
- An aggressive truck driver tailgating and following another vehicle too closely.
- A distracted truck driver who suddenly tries to avoid a collision, causing the truck to slide sideways into other vehicles.
In addition, trucking companies need to properly maintain their vehicles. When they don’t, defective truck brakes might not work or malfunction, resulting in a jackknife truck accident. Whatever the circumstances of your crash, make sure you take your accident seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to a lawyer to learn more about your legal options.
How much is my case worth?
Texas has an at-fault insurance system when it comes to truck accidents. This means the at-fault party is responsible for paying for all injury-related expenses. In cases involving jackknife accidents, that often means the insurance company for the at-fault truck driver or the trucking company the driver works for must pay for the accident.
This might sound straightforward. But actually getting the money you deserve can often be a challenge. The reason why? Many jackknife injury claims are worth thousands of dollars or significantly more. As a result, the at-fault party will often do everything they can to avoid having to pay for your accident.
With so much money at stake, you can’t afford to wait to respond. Medical bills and other accident-related expenses can add up fast. If you don’t demand the money you deserve, you could end up having to pay for your accident out of pocket. That’s not right. That’s why we want to help.
Know your rights. Contact The Marye Law Firm
When you have our dedicated Dallas law firm handling your jackknife claim, you can decide what happens next. Instead of insurance companies or trucking companies telling you what to do, an attorney from our law firm can negotiate a settlement agreement or file a lawsuit on your behalf.
The Marye Law Firm – we’re serious about winning your case.