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Jackknife accidents occur when a semi truck and its trailer skid due to various factors. When the truck skids, the trailer swings past the cab creating an extreme danger to other drivers and their passengers. When a semi-truck jackknifes, innocent drivers can get caught between the cabin and the trailer, often leading to catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. In a great number of cases, driver negligence is involved.
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Causes of Truck JackknifeAccidents in Cincinnati, OH
Many large vehicles such as semi-trucks are equipped with a pivoting joint which allows them to turn more sharply. If the towing vehicle skids, the trailer will push it all the way around until it is facing the other direction. In many cases the trailer simply skids past the front of the vehicle crashing into multiple vehicles as it continues down the highway.
Causes of jackknife accidents can include:
- Driver error due to fatigue or intoxication
- Driver negligence
- Mechanical failure
- Speeding or driving faster than weather conditions permit
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Failure to properly maintain the truck as required by federal law
It is extremely important to speak with a truck accident attorney to review the situation and identify the liable parties as quickly as possible.
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The Cincinnati truck accident lawyers at our firm truly understand that this situation is frightening, serious and overwhelming. The injuries are frequently very severe or fatal, and families suffer unimaginable sorrow after losing a loved one. We aggressively pursue compensation for injured clients or families who have lost a family member when we take on a truck accident case. You can count on our firm to seek full compensation, and to provide the highest quality counsel. We have the record and experience you need to manage your case.
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