Jackknife Truck Accident
In Florida and other States, Jackknife or Jack knife truck accidents cause serious personal injuries and deaths. When there is a jackknife truck accident, the tractor portion of the truck and the trailer portion of the truck form a 90 degree angle which appears in the form a jackknife. If there is any speed associated with the jackknife formation, then there is a likelihood that the semi-tractor trailer rolls over which in turn can lead to further issues, crashes, and injuries.
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, David Wolf is a truck accident attorney who handles personal injury cases throughout the State of Florida. He is the author of 12 books including the book titled - Florida Automobile Accidents - Personal Injuries - Keys to Protecting and Enforcing Your Legal Rights, and the book titled - Big Trucks - Big Problems - When a Truck Driver Wrecks Your Day and Life - Legal Rights of the Injury Victim and Family. You can read more about these books at Florida Automobile Accidents - Personal Injuries and Big Trucks - Big Problems.
A Jackknife truck accident takes place when the wheels of the truck lock but the wheels of the trailer keep on rolling or moving forward. This often takes place when there are slippery roads. The jackknife reaction can also take place if the truck driver drives through a curve too fast or swerves too quickly. Because of the size and mechanism of a semi tractor trailer, truck drivers should be aware of the potential for a jackknife reaction and resulting accident any time that a truck driver goes on any trip big or small.
There are braking mechanisms and maneuvers that can be utilized to avoid the the occurrence of a jackknife trucking accident. An experienced and trained truck driver can often brake the semi tractor trailer in a manner that slows the speed without causing the jackknife reaction. In the aftermath of a jackknife accident, there can be an investigation to determine the cause and preventability of the crash. Accident reconstruction experts and engineers can be retained to review the mechanism, speed, and other details of the crash. It is often determined that driver error and speed are the main contributing factors to the initiation of events that lead to a jackknife truck crash.
It should be noted that the cause of a crash is only one factor that is considered in evaluating the value of a Florida Truck Accident Case. Certainly, the type and severity of the personal injuries suffered also form the basis of the value of a personal injury case. Even if liability or fault for a truck accident is clear, there will still likely be a battle with the trucking company and insurance company over the value of the personal injury case. In doing so, the insurance company and trucking company will scrutinize the medical records and the injuries that are claimed from the trucking accident. Even when the medical records seem clear and the injuries seem to be uncontroverted, there will likely be a battle over what she be paid or offered to resolve or settle the case.
If you or a family member suffered personal injuries as a result of a truck accident or car accident, contact David Wolf for a Free Consultation. David Wolf is available days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Get D Wolf On Your Side - At Your Side. Call or text David Wolf at (904) 500-9653. You can also reach David Wolf by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org