Jackknifed Semi Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents with semis are always scary, but tractor-trailer crashes get even more terrifying when you have a 50 foot jackknifed semi-trailer skidding into your path.
A “jackknife” accident occurs when the trailer of a semi-truck keeps skidding past the cab once the vehicle loses control. The typical scenario is that the trailer loses traction or its brakes fail to stop at the same time as the cab. The trailer then swings around or skids dangerously. Sometimes, it will even decouple, overturning onto additional vehicles or sliding downhill to cause further damage.
Fully loaded, a tractor-trailer combination can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. A trailer loaded down with cargo and jackknifing out of control can cause major damage. People tangled up in the jackknife accident will likely sustain major injuries — or possibly even die.
Auger & Auger is there for these accident victims, providing them with a truck accident lawyer who can help them seek compensation for their accident costs. We work hard to take the stress and uncertainty out of filing a truck accident claim. Our only goal is to help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available.
Call (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule a 100% free, zero obligation appointment with a truck accident lawyer today. We’ll help you understand your legal options and, potentially, take the first steps towards filing a claim.