Long Beach Jackknife Accident Attorney
Common Causes of Jackknife Accidents
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a jackknife accident, or any other type of truck accident, you need an attorney who has experience representing this type of case and who understands what you are going through. You also need an attorney you can trust to do everything possible to help you recover the compensation you seek.
After you have sought medical care following your accident, we urge you to contact our firm and obtain legal counsel from skilled Long Beach jackknife accident attorney Paul Overett. The attorneys at our firm have been practicing law for more than a decade and we have a 100% success rate, which means that we have recovered compensation for every single client for whom we have represented.
Common Reasons Behind Truck Accidents
We are well aware of the fact that more than any other vehicle-related accident, truck accidents are capable of causing some of the most significant injuries and loss. Trucks often travel at a high rate of speed with heavy loads and limited maneuvering capabilities. This can make it extremely difficult for a truck driver to get to his or her intended destination while having to drive with so many other, smaller vehicles on the road. If a truck driver is cut off while speeding along the highway, there is a very strong possibility that he or she will lose control of the truck and cause it to jackknife or flip over. Any other vehicles who happen to be nearby could easily become part of a deadly pileup.
From our expertise representing these types of cases, some of the most common causes for jackknife accidents are excessive speed, driver distraction, reckless driving, inadequate training, lack of proper maintenance, alcohol and mechanical failure.
Hire a jackknife accident lawyer from our Long Beach firm!
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has very strict rules and regulations to which trucking companies and their drivers must adhere. Any failure on the part of the trucking company or on the part of the driver to follow these rules could make them liable for any accidents, injuries or fatalities. When a truck jackknives on a small road or a freeway during rush hour traffic, it can leave drivers with little time to react and no place to go. With roads going in and out of the ports, a single jackknife accident could bring traffic or port operations to a standstill.
While you work on recovering from your injuries, our firm will take immediate action to investigate the cause of the jackknife accident and help you gather the necessary evidence to prove your claim and pursue compensation to cover all of your accident-related expenses. We are completely client-oriented and you can rest assured that will we work fervently to see that your need are met. Call us today so that we can schedule an appointment for you to meet with a Long Beach jackknife accident lawyer as soon as possible. You will be glad you did.