How Common Are Jackknife Brake Accidents?

Jackknifing — the accidental folding of a vehicle and trailer — results in accidents that cause catastrophic injuries and deaths on roads in California each year. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a jackknife accident, it is important to know your rights.

At Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP in Roseville, our team has been handling these cases for more than 25 years and focuses on treating our clients as individuals with unique needs in the face of devastating circumstances.

When nothing less than success will do, you can count on Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP to protect your rights. Call us today at (916) 774-7200 for a free consultation to discuss your jackknife truck accident claim.

Causes Of Jackknifing Truck Accidents

Jackknifing can be caused by several factors, including equipment failure, improper braking or adverse road conditions such as ice. These issues could lead to personal injury or wrongful death claims against parties such as truck drivers, trucking companies, insurance companies, equipment manufacturers and local governments.

In many cases, truck braking systems are the culprit. An improperly set braking system can result in the axles on the trailer locking before the axles on the tractor, resulting in the trailer pushing the tractor into an uncontrollable position. Brake imbalance also contributes to jackknifing incidents.

Our attorneys have considerable experience handling truck accident claims. We will perform a thorough analysis of your situation to determine who is at fault and then pursue all possible sources of compensation.

Learn About Your Options During A Free Consultation With A Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been involved in a jackknife brake accident, contact us by email or call (916) 774-7200 to set up a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. After-hours and weekend consultations are available by appointment.