Georgetown, Delaware Jackknife Accident Attorneys
Our personal injury lawyers can help you
Truck accidents in Delaware involving tractor-trailers often result in serious injuries. Among the worst 18-wheeler truck accidents we deal with at Gill, Welsh, and Chamberlain, P.A. are jackknife accidents. That’s why our jackknife accident lawyers want to meet with you as soon as possible.
Knowing what to do after a serious jackknife accident in Delaware can be overwhelming. Your health and well-being need to be your first priority. It is important to respond right away to your jackknife accident from a legal standpoint. Otherwise, you might have a hard time finding the evidence you need to build a strong, compelling legal case.
What is a jackknife truck accident?
Jackknife accidents involve the trailer part of the truck folding back in a V-shape towards the cab of the truck. Jackknife accidents often occur when a truck slides sideways on a highway. The truck driver loses control and the cab of the truck or the trailer slide sideways, often forming a 90-degree angle with each other.
When cars and other vehicles become trapped in the 90-degree, V-shaped, area between the truck cab and trailer, these vehicles are often crushed, resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities in certain circumstances. That’s why our legal team wants to help you after your jackknife accident.
Why do jackknife truck accidents happen?
Jackknife truck accidents can happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common reasons why include:
- Truck driver speeding and loses control of truck
- Truck driver driving too fast in hazardous weather conditions
- Truck tire blows out due to poor truck maintenance.
- Truck driver falls asleep, losing control of the tractor-trailer
- Truck driver is distracted, causing the truck to veer out of control
Every jackknife truck accident is unique. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney on your side who knows what evidence to look for and how to build the strongest possible legal case.
How can a jackknife accident lawyer help me?
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if you’re injured and a truck driver clearly caused your jackknife accident. The police are likely investigating your crash and they’ll take care of everything, right? Don’t be so sure.
Even if a police officer is investigating your jackknife accident, their job is to determine the cause of your crash, not whether you’re fairly compensated for your jackknife accident. That’s our job, and we’re proud to stand up for your rights.
As your attorney, we can investigate your jackknife accident. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, our investigation may involve reviewing your accident report, interviewing witnesses and consulting with accident reconstruction experts. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth. Contact us and schedule your free consultation with a Delaware jackknife accident attorney you can trust.