Jackknife Accidents

At The Cassisi Law Firm, our experienced jackknife accident lawyers in Queens can guide victims and their families through the legal process.

Jackknife Accident Attorneys in Queens

Knowledgeable Legal Counsel for Your Truck Accident Case

Truck accidents pose a serious risk of injury for other people on the road. Jackknife crashes refer to collisions in which a tractor-trailer flips to obstruct a wide area. The Queens jackknife accident attorneys at The Cassisi Law Firm have helped many victims assert their rights after suffering injuries in a motor vehicle collision.

Our office is dedicated to pursuing the compensation that they deserve. Call us at (718) 524-3398 to begin with your free initial consultation.

Seeking Compensation for Injuries Following a Jackknife Accident

A tractor with an attached trailer that skids may cause the trailer to rotate the tractor so that the tractor is facing the opposite direction. This is called jackknifing, and due to the truck’s position in a jackknife accident, it can be challenging to move the truck out of the road. Other drivers may be forced to react quickly, and they may be unable to stop or maneuver around the scene. As a result, in a jackknife accident, the potential for further destruction and damage is high.

If a truck driver is deemed to be at fault for a crash, an injured person may be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit. The central issue in these claims usually consists of showing that the defendant driver was negligent, meaning that they exhibited careless or unreasonable behavior. The accident victim is required to prove four elements by a preponderance of the evidence: duty, breach, causation, and damages.

To prove the negligence of a trucker after a jackknife accident, the victim must show that he or she was owed a duty of care that was breached by the defendant driver’s conduct. Individuals who operate a motor vehicle have a duty to drive safely and avoid posing a risk of foreseeable danger to others. Commercial truck drivers are also expected to abide by state and federal regulations applicable to their industry.

Jackknife accidents may be caused by a variety of factors, including excessive speeding or sudden braking. A breach of the duty owed to all other people on the road may be shown through evidence that the truck driver failed to use the appropriate level of care. An example of negligent behavior might be a driver who failed to adjust his brakes to account for an empty trailer. If this action directly caused a jackknife accident, the victim may be able to recover damages.

A plaintiff pursuing a negligence claim must also show that the breach of the duty of care caused their injuries. Actual damages must have been sustained as a result of the accident. It is important to document all medical bills, as well as vehicle repairs and loss of income. The damages that may be recovered following a truck accident include both these objective costs as well as more subjective forms of harm like pain and suffering.

Discuss Your Options with a Truck Accident Attorney

Following a motor vehicle collision, you should not hesitate to assert your legal right to compensation.

We provide a free consultation and can be reached by calling (718) 524-3398 or using our online form to set up an appointment. Our motor vehicle collision attorneys also represent injured individuals in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.


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