Jackknife Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys demand justice for injury victims
Truck accidents involving tractor-trailers in West Virginia often result in serious injuries or even fatalities. And some of the most serious truck accidents we deal with at our law firm involve jackknife truck accidents.
As the name suggests, jackknife truck accidents involve the trailer of a tractor-trailer folding in on the cab of the truck in a V-like shape. When these accidents happen, serious injuries often occur when smaller vehicles become trapped and crushed between the truck’s cab and trailer.
If you or a loved one was involved in a jackknife accident in West Virginia, we want to help. An experienced truck accident lawyer at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC in Charleston can work with you every step of the way. We know how the legal system works here and know what needs to be done to make things right.
Why do jackknife accidents happen?
Jackknife accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of jackknife accidents include:
- A speeding truck driver losing control of a tractor-trailer, especially on a sharp curve
- A truck driver slamming on the brakes, causing the truck to jackknife
- A truck driver driving too fast during hazardous weather conditions (snow, ice, etc.)
- An inexperienced truck driver losing control of truck
- An improperly loaded truck rolling over and jackknifing
- A poorly maintained truck veering out of control and jackknifing
Whatever the cause of your jackknife accident, make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. Make sure you schedule a free consultation with our Charleston law firm today.
How we can help you
Taking on trucking companies after a jackknife accident can be complicated. Often, these companies are reluctant to release information about the crash or their hiring practices, especially if they hired an inexperienced driver or a driver with a history of causing serious accidents.
Insurance companies for trucking companies and their attorneys can often be difficult to deal with after a jackknife accident as well. That’s because they realize there’s often thousands or even millions of dollars at stake. That’s why they often do everything they can to reduce or deny your accident claim altogether.
That’s not right. That’s why you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side, defending your rights. We know how to investigate truck accidents and negotiate with insurance companies. And if they – or anyone else – stands in our way while seeking justice, we’re prepared to take them to court on your behalf.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule an appointment with an experienced jackknife accident attorney today.