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How Do Jack-Knife Truck Accidents Happen?

Jack-knife truck accidents are extremely dangerous events, occurring when a big rig’s trailer swings outward. Jack-knifed trucks can lead to major injuries and even death for other motorists.

Free 18 Wheeler Accident Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a big rig truck, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

Big rig accidents can happen at any time, but the jack-knife accident is especially dangerous. Jack-knife accidents happen when a big rig’s trailer swings outward. There are two main types of jack-knife trucking accidents:

“Classic” Jack-Knife Accidents – This is when the truck’s cab spins into the trailer. This usually happens when a truck slams on the brakes and cannot recover in time to stop the trailer from swinging out.
Tandem Trailer Jack-Knife Trucking Accidents – These occur when there are two trailers behind a cab. The rear tandem trailer locks up prior to the drive axle tandems or the front axle.

Jack-knife tractor trailer accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death, so it is extremely important to make sure that you drive carefully around semi-trucks so as to avoid a jack-knife trucking accident.

Do I have a Semi Truck Accident Lawsuit?

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