What is a Jackknife Truck Accident?
Trucking Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA
truck accident is a type of collision that can involve just a single 18 wheeler or tractor
trailer, or can result in a multi-vehicle pile-up.
A jackknife accident occurs when a truck's trailer begins traveling
at a more rapid pace than the cab, putting extreme force on both the cab
and the cables that connect the cab and the trailer.
The cab, or the part that the driver is stationed inside, may then swing
around and end up facing the opposite direction of the rest of the vehicle. The term jackknife is used to describe the action that the truck undertakes,
such as the folding of a pocket knife. These accidents are so dangerous
because once the cab has swung around, it will lose all control of the
direction in which the truck in traveling. Often, this is enough force
to cause a truck rollover or to send the cargo falling off if it has not
been properly secured. Any vehicle that is in the path of this truck may
be struck immediately or even experience an
If you have been involved in an accident of this nature, it is best for
you to contact
Philadelphia personal injury attorney Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. Our legal team understands that truck accidents
can be some of the most destructive types of accidents, and a person involved
may suffer serious or
fatal injuries. On top of the medical expenses that this accident will force a victim
to pay, it will also result in extensive property damage that can range
up to tens of thousands of dollars.
Don't hesitate to bring your case to the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr -
personal injury and motor vehicle accident claims have a time limit in
which you can file, and trucking employers are only required to keep their records of log
books for a limited amount of time. If an employer disposes of the logbook,
any evidence of the accident may be gone with it.
Let our team advocate for you!
At the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr., our legal team has many years
of experience in handling cases involving
car accidents, truck accidents,
motorcycle accidents, and all other types of motor vehicle accident claims. We know the proper
strategies to employ when dealing with stubborn insurance companies and
we are not afraid to go head to head with aggressive litigators on your
behalf. Our truck accident lawyers know that this monetary compensation
will benefit your future and the overall well-being of your health, and
we want nothing more.
Contact an attorney from our law office today to schedule your meeting and further discuss
your jackknife truck accident.