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Jackknife Truck Accidents

Whether you are or a loved one were involved in a jackknife truck accident or another type of truck accident, they are not only dangerous, they can be deadly.

Even if you were driving 35 miles an hour or 65 miles an hour, when a truck is suddenly stretched across a highway or a road, a driver has limited time to avoid crashing. Jackknife accidents are so dangerous because they can potentially cause several car crashes. As a result, you have many lives left in devastation.

Potential Dangers of Jackknife Mishaps

When the portion of the trailer of the truck goes to the side on a swing, this is referred to as a jackknife.

From the cab, this eventually points at an angle of 90 degrees. Much like a capital L, the trailer is the longer side. Cargo of over 10,000 pounds is usually loaded on the trailer.

Obviously, there are a number of dangers. For instance, the trailer can strike other motor vehicles, people and objects while it swings out. Wider than one single lane is this vehicle, which can potentially cause a number of accidents, while it barrels down the road prior to a stop.

Half of deaths involving the truck accident happens on two-lane roadways that are non-divided. This means a vehicle that is oncoming may collide head-on into the trailer.

Essentially, a truck that is jackknifing is at a severe risk of creating a major hazard across highways, overturning, catching fire, and potentially spilling dangerous cargo.

You or a member of your family may have been involved in a trucking accident. Thus, it is advisable to contact legal counsel, which can be invaluable in such a situation. Obviously, you would need to seek medical attention first if there are any injuries - then contact a lawyer in Nashua.

What About Auto Insurance? Will it Cover Jackknife Truck Accidents?

Automobile insurance can compensate for repair, maybe part of the replacement cost or damages, either completely or for some of the parties involved. It may even cover for partial medical expenses. However, accident insurance is not full proof.

Most insurance companies will actually deny an accident claim. Claims that are actually get the approval stamp, so-to-speak, end up compensating accident victims with the smallest amount of money. Some accident claims will barely cover a person’s damages and medical bills.

At Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, we help accident victims receive the full compensation that they deserve, which may include money to cover medical bills, damages and the loss of income during your recuperation period.

Do not allow your insurance company to dictate how much (or little) you should be given in an accident claim. If you or one of your family members have sustained a personal injury in a jackknife truck accident, contact us for a free legal consultation or call, at: 603.548.3797. An attorney can provide assistance and make a necessary evaluation of your case. You may be entitled to funds owed to you to cover damages.

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