The consequences of a tractor-trailer jackknife accident can be devastating for other drivers. Jackknife accidents often result in multiple-vehicle collisions and many involve fatalities. Sadly, a jackknife accident is usually a preventable accident that someone failed to prevent.
At the Finney Law Office in St. Louis, Missouri, our attorneys have pursued compensation for truck accident victims since 1981. If you have been injured or a loved one is killed in a jackknife accident, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Our team includes Daniel P. Finney Jr., a former prosecutor who has been named in a list of top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and his son Daniel P. Finney III. We represent truck accident victims and their families throughout Missouri and Illinois.
A Preventable Accident
A jackknife accident occurs when the trailer swings out to the side of the truck. These accidents can have a variety of causes, including:
- Rapid deceleration on a turn
- Swerving and braking at the same time
- Brake failure
- Driving too fast for icy or wet conditions
Our attorneys’ goal is to hold negligent truck drivers and their employers accountable when their negligence hurts innocent people. Our lawyers often work with accident reconstructionists to pinpoint the cause of truck accidents. In some cases, trucks are equipped with GPS units that record truck speed, braking and other driver maneuvers that can provide strong evidence of negligence.
Free Consultation | St. Louis Jackknife Truck Accident Lawyers
Protect your rights. Call 314-646-0300 to schedule a free consultation with our Missouri jackknife accident lawyers.