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Trucker error can cause a semi to jackknife, leading to accidents

Truck accidents are a significant concern across the country. Unfortunately, Texas residents have seen more than their fair share over the years. Sadly, many of these incidents can be attributed to trucker error.

Most people have seen a semi truck jackknife, either in person or on television. When this happens to a truck of this size, pretty much all lanes of traffic are affected. This gives other drivers nowhere to go and often very little time to react. Chain reaction accidents generally result, and injuries are pretty common.

When given little to no time to avoid colliding with a jackknifed truck, drivers often find themselves heading full speed into a much larger vehicle. The force of impact can be so great that any injuries suffered are typically severe, if not fatal. Common injuries after such an incident include paralysis, brain injury, burns and spinal cord injuries -- among various others. Further information about other potential injuries can be found on our jackknife accidents webpage. Here you will also find information about how an attorney can help you seek compensation for losses experienced as a result of this type of trucking accident.

There are various reasons as to why a semi may jackknife, and one is trucker error. Common examples of trucker error might include when a driver loses control of the vehicle, when he or she is driving too fast for the conditions, when loads are not properly secured or when a distraction leads a driver to over correct. Truck drivers and the companies for which they work may be held accountable for any damages sustained as a result of jackknife accidents. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in such an incident, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help you get fair and full compensation for any and all losses that are deemed recoverable in accordance with the laws of Texas.

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