Jackknife Truck Accidents
Have you suffered injuries in an accident with an 18-wheeler?
Big-rig trucks and 18-wheelers are vehicles of substantial size and weight. Compared to other cars on the road, trucks are capable of causing serious damage in an accident. One of the more dangerous situations is the jackknife incident—this is when the truck's trailer or back-end portion swings across the other lanes of a freeway. A jackknifing truck can easily smash into other vehicles in the road and cause serious damage.
At Daspit Law Firm, we know that a jackknife accident can occur for any number of reasons. We also know that victims who have been injured in truck accidents may require extended medical treatment and care. The problem that many individuals encounter is not knowing that they are eligible for compensation, or believing that they stand no chance of securing it. For years, the Houston truck accident attorneys at our firm have helped our clients fight for the compensation they deserve.
Our personal injury team has successfully recovered millions in compensation
for our clients.
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How Jackknifing Occurs on the Road
There are many factors that contribute to a jackknifing incident. In some cases, environmental conditions such as icy roads, high-speed winds, and low visibility may have created the dangerous situation. In other cases, truck driver negligence may have caused the accident. In any case, it is important for victims of injury to understand the cause of their accident because this information will likely play a crucial role in their claim.
- Some examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Failing to maintain the vehicle
- Driving while tired/fatigued
- Driving while intoxicated/under the influence
- Improperly secured cargo
A truck may even jackknife as a result of brake failure, when the driver attempts to prevent a serious accident from occurring. Regardless of the reason why an accident occurred, it is essential for injured victims to receive the financial compensation they need to be restored to the state they were in before an accident occurred. Our truck accident lawyers in Houston are dedicated to helping our clients secure their entitlements, whether through their own insurance, a negligent truck driver, or a trucking company.
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We May Help You Restore Your Financial Security
At Daspit Law Firm, we know that accidents can place heavy financial strains on a person's life. Catastrophic injuries may leave individuals with expensive medical treatment for years after an accident. With the help of our firm, you may pursue an avenue of legal action that allows you to hold the negligent parties responsible for the compensation you need during your recovery.
A successful injury claim may reimburse you for the following:
- Costs of medical treatment and hospitalization
- Loss of present and future wages
- Loss of earning capacity and ability to enjoy life
- Mental/physical pain and suffering
We work on a contingency fee basis— we do not collect attorney fees unless you win! This allows our clients to gain access to the valuable skills and experience of our truck accident attorney in Houston without worry about adding to their financial burdens. It also allows us to focus on our mission: to secure the entitlements they need to return to a secure financial state.
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In many states, a statute of limitations prevents individuals from filing claims for compensation after a certain period of time has passed. In Texas, individuals have 2 years after an incident to file a claim. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a jackknife incident or other motor vehicle accident on the road, do not wait to get the help you need. When it comes to the security of your financial future and opportunities, do not leave your case to chance with a lesser personal injury representative.
Schedule a free case evaluation today and explore your legal options with Daspit Law Firm!