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Jackknife Truck Accidents

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There are few things more frightening for a motorist than the sight of a jackknifing tractor-trailer up ahead. Jackknife truck accidents can cause severe and even fatal injuries, and they’re almost always preventable. If you’ve been injured due to a jackknifing truck, you deserve fair compensation.

Fort Worth jackknife accident lawyer Coby L. Wooten understands the seriousness of these accidents and knows how to fight for victims. Trust Coby and his team to hold the trucking company accountable and pursue the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life.

Negligence nearly always plays a key role in jackknife accidents

When a tractor-trailer jackknifes, the trailer folds up toward the cab, forming an angle similar to a pocketknife. Tractor-trailers don’t just jackknife on their own. Negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company is almost always to blame. Some of the most common errors that can lead to jackknife crashes include:

  • Improper braking
  • Following other vehicles too closely, especially in wet or slippery conditions
  • Taking turns or bends too quickly, or braking while into the turn itself
  • Not properly handling the truck during an evasive action or skid
  • Failing to properly maintain the brakes themselves

Many truck drivers who cause jackknife accidents are inexperienced or undertrained. Others are distracted, intoxicated or fatigued. Regardless of the specific cause, the trucking company needs to be held responsible for failing to ensure that they have a safe, reliable driver behind the wheel of a safe, reliable vehicle.

An attorney can help you pursue justice after a jackknife accident

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a jackknife truck accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Trucking companies are rarely inclined to admit fault for these serious accidents. You need an attorney’s help to build a strong case for the compensation you deserve.

Coby L. Wooten, Attorney At Law, P.C. will thoroughly investigate your accident and find out what happened. He’ll also work with you to understand the full impact your injuries have had on your life. In negotiations with the trucking company and their insurance carriers, he’ll advocate for the full compensation you need to rebuild your life. And if they won’t come to a fair settlement, he’ll take them to court.

You need to act quickly to build your case against the trucking company. Contact us online or call 866-408-0940 to schedule your free consultation with attorney Coby Wooten.