Accidents involving semi-trucks always have the potential to turn fatal. Jackknife truck accidents are some of the most deadly collisions that can happen on Texas highways. If you or someone you love has been involved in a jackknifing accident, it’s likely you’re suffering from a great deal of pain and worried about your future. Your first step should be to call an experienced truck accident attorney who will fight for your case.
In and around the Houston area, the attorneys at Sutliff & Stout Injury and Accident Law Firm are a trusted source of legal representation for victims of jackknife truck accidents.
What Happens in a Jackknife Truck Accident?
Any collision involving a semi-truck or other truck with a backend trailer can become what’s called a jackknife accident. The term jackknife is used to refer to a tractor/trailer that has lost control and part of the tractor or trailer is moving in a way that is different than the rest of the vehicle. These types of incidents can and often do result in a complete lack of control of the tractor and trailer.
Common causes of jackknife truck accidents in Houston include:
- Unsafe speed for roadway conditions
- Unsafe speed on a turn or decline
- Improper loading
- Defective tires
- Defective brakes
- Improper braking
- Unsecured cargo
When the truck is swinging around in a jackknife accident, it often hits other vehicles which can result in even more severe injuries, including death.
Common Jackknife Accident Injuries
The injuries experienced in jackknife truck accidents can seriously impact a person’s life. Common injuries from jackknife truck accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ injuries
Injuries like these often require long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation, treatments that are costly and add up very quickly.
Compensation for Jackknife Truck Accidents in Houston
You should not have to carry the weight of expenses caused by another driver’s negligence. At Sutliff & Stout, we have recovered fair settlements that have covered the costs of the following for our clients:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Future loss of wages
- Loss of potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- …and more
Many jackknife accidents could have been avoided. That’s why it’s important to aggressively pursue fair compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries. The legal team at Sutliff & Stout will work to determine whether the accident was caused by the carelessness of another driver or company. Once we determine the cause of the collision, we will fight tirelessly for you and your family to help you to return to life as you knew it before your accident.
Experienced Houston Truck Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been involved in a jackknife truck accident on the highways surrounding Houston, you need the help of the dedicated and board-certified personal injury lawyers of Sutliff & Stout. We’re committed to helping people who have been harmed in car and truck accidents. In Houston, every client gets the same personalized care and attention from our legal team from beginning to end. Sutliff & Stout Injury & Accident Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in Houston and the surrounding areas. Our attorneys are recognized for being among the top attorneys in the state of Texas and are trusted and respected by colleagues. You don’t have time to waste. Call our lawyers today to discuss your situation. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at (713) 987-7111 or fill out our contact form today.