Jackknife Truck Accidents
There are incredibly strict safety regulations that semi-trucks and 18-wheelers need to follow, including a mandatory 10-hour rest period for drivers who have driven for over 11 hours, or who have been on duty for more than 14 hours within a 24-hour period of time. Unfortunately, these rules are not always followed, and serious accidents can occur if the driver is overtired, untrained, driving at excessive speeds, or under the influence of alcohol.
If the truck driver loses control of their vehicle, the trailer can swing out, like opening a jackknife, and the trailer can span across several lanes of traffic, causing catastrophic injuries to other vehicles and drivers on the road.
Amaro Law Firm’s Texas truck accident attorneys understand the emotional and financial burden that a truck accident can cause to you and your loved ones. We will aggressively fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries or for the wrongful death of a loved one. You may be able to seek compensation for:
- Chronic, debilitating pain.
- Loss of companionship
- Lost wages or loss of income
- Medical bills and future medical care
- Physical rehabilitation
Our jackknife accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and will look to see if there is any evidence that the truck driver or the trucking company was negligent, and that the negligence contributed to the accident. We will be your fierce advocate and will do everything to ensure that the negligent party is held responsible for their actions.