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Jackknife accidents are a fairly common type of truck accident; they occur when the front part of the truck (the tractor) and the back part (the trailer) move in opposite directions, with the trailer moving up toward the tractor. The result is a truck that resembles a folded jackknife.
These accidents can be incredibly devastating for those involved. If you or someone you love was involved in a jackknife truck accident in Milwaukee or the surrounding areas, you are likely facing a great number of new and unexpected hardships. At Dunk Law Firm, we can help you meet these challenges and seek justice from the at-fault party by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While financial compensation cannot undo the suffering you have been through, it can allow you the ability to get crucial medical care, take care of your bills while you are out of work, and provide a much-needed sense of justice.
Simply put, jackknife accidents happen when the truck driver loses control of the vehicle.
This can happen for any number of reasons, including but not limited to:
While some jackknife accidents occur due to factors outside of the truck driver’s control, such as poor weather, truck drivers have a responsibility to exercise great caution when driving in such conditions. Speeding or taking turns too quickly when roads are icy or when there is poor visibility could both be forms of negligence.
In other cases, jackknife accidents are the direct cause of negligence. This may be the case when a truck driver operates his or her vehicle while intoxicated or when a manufacturer permits a defective truck braking system to be installed in a vehicle.
Proving what caused a jackknife accident, as well as who is liable, can be difficult for the ordinary everyday person. If you or your loved one was involved in such an accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about determining who is liable for your damages. Instead, leave that to us.
At Dunk Law Firm, we are prepared to put over 16 years of experience on your side. Our Milwaukee jackknife truck accident lawyers have access to invaluable resources, including accident reconstructionists and medical experts, who can help investigate the accident, determine its cause, and evaluate its impact on your life. From there, we are able to build a solid case aimed at securing maximum compensation on your behalf. Over our years in practice, we have successfully obtained millions of dollars for our clients, and we are ready to fight for you, too.