New York City Truck Jackknife Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys in NYC Helping People Hurt in Jackknife Accidents
Truck jackknife accidents can result in extremely serious injuries for the occupants of all involved vehicles. When a truck impacts a passenger vehicle, the collision can be hard and could jar the accident victim’s body in the vehicle.
If you have been injured in a New York City truck jackknife accident, time could be of the essence in your personal injury case. Fortunately, the experienced New York City truck jackknife accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. are ready to help you at a moment’s notice and pursue the legal recovery that you deserve.
Our knowledgeable team of experienced personal injury lawyers represents injured victims of truck accidents throughout New York City, including in and around Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Give us a call today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online, to see how we might be able to assist you with your personal injury claim or lawsuit.
What is a Truck Jackknife Accident?
A truck jackknife accident occurs when the tractor and trailer of a large 18-wheeler or big rig fold inward and toward one another, taking the form of a jackknife or pocket knife. The folded vehicles could then careen out of control down the road and forcefully collide with anyone or anything that gets in their way. The force of the impact alone could bring about significant personal injuries and property damage.
What Causes Jackknife Accidents?
Truck jackknife accidents can happen when the drivers of large tractor-trailers are not operating their vehicles safely or prudently. When truck drivers operate their vehicles well in excess of the speed limit (especially when traveling down a steep hill) or drive too fast in the rain or snow, the tractor or trailer could jackknife. These accidents can also occur when:
● A truck driver drives too quickly around a sharp curve
● When trailers are not loaded properly
● During improper braking
When truck driver error causes a jackknife accident and serious or permanent injuries result, then the truck driver and/or the trucking company that employs the driver could be deemed at fault. The accident victim, in turn, could file a claim or lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver or company.
When truck jackknife accidents happen because of poor maintenance issues or faulty truck braking systems, then the parts manufacturer or truck repair facility could be named as a defendant in any personal injury lawsuit which the accident victim files.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a New York Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident that was brought about by a jackknifing truck, you might be eligible to pursue and collect damages for your personal injuries. Time may be of the essence in your case. A truck accident attorney at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. could help you explore your options and determine the best way to proceed forward. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City truck jackknife accident lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.