Jackknifed Truck Accidents


When a tractor trailer jackknifes, it happens suddenly and without warning. A trucker brakes quickly or his equipment fails. The road surface is wet, and the truck begins to slide. Under these and many other circumstances, a heavy trailer attached to a semi tractor may push the tractor forward so violently that the tractor spins around facing backwards, and the entire vehicle comes to a complete halt.

This type of trucking accident on a busy highway can be devastating because the long semi tractor trailer usually ends up stopped while straddling two or more lanes of travel. Approaching vehicles have no place to go, no way to pass the tractor trailer easily and no time to avoid an accident. They either strike the tractor trailer or run off the road altogether. As a result, innocent people are often severely injured and incapacitated.

Consult the Allen Law Firm. When there is a large commercial truck accident, the trucking company may have its own investigators, lawyers, and/or insurance representatives on the scene within an hour to investigate, photograph and examine the evidence. Level the playing field. Contact the truck accident attorneys of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen at 866-388-6408 and let our team of attorneys, investigators, and experienced staff go to work for you.