Austin Truck Jackknife Accident Attorneys

Lawyers Handling Truck Jackknife Accidents

A truck jackknife occurs when the trailer of a semi truck is angled in a different direction than the cab section of the truck. This can cause a tractor-trailer to block an entire roadway or highway, leaving motorists in a dangerous situation. Truck jackknifes often cause multi-car pileups as drivers attempt to react to the truck.

At Lorenz & Lorenz, L.L.P., in Austin, Texas, we strive to help clients understand their rights after being injured in a truck jackknife situation. Our lawyers have years of experience handling these cases, aggressively taking action against the truck driver, trucking company or any other parties deemed negligent for the truck jackknife accident.

Attorney Ted Lorenz has handled thousands of truck jackknife and other personal injury cases for clients throughout Texas. Contact us online or call today at 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692) for a free consultation.

Driver Negligence

In many cases, truck driver negligence is the cause of a truck jackknife. When a driver loses control of the truck due to speeding, falling asleep at the wheel or reckless driving, a jackknife may occur. Drivers need to be held accountable for their actions, and our firm is dedicated to holding them responsible through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Truck Jackknife Injuries

Whether the truck collides with another vehicle while it is jackknifing or the jackknife causes a pileup, serious injuries can result, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Severe lacerations and abrasions

If the jackknife causes the truck to spill its cargo, this can be additionally dangerous to injured occupants of other vehicles. The cargo can crush vehicles or, if flammable, can ignite and result in fatal car fires.

Contact Our Austin Truck Accident LawyersToday

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck jackknife accident, we can help. Contact us at 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692) today to discuss your case with us as soon as possible. We provide a free consultation and have Spanish speakers on staff.