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New York Jackknife Truck Accident

The number of tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers traveling New York’s streets and highways is increasing each year. With the increasing number of tractor trailers, the potential of being involved in a truck accident is multiplying. Our New York Jackknife Accident Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned that a tractor-trailer jackknife accident is among the most dangerous types of truck accident.

A jackknife accident is a dangerous situation when a tractor-trailer loses control and skids. This allows the trailer to swing around to one side forming an angle that resembles a jackknife. If a tractor-trailer jackknifes at an accelerated speed, there is an increased potential of a tractor trailer rollover. Typically a jackknife accident arises when the drive wheels lock up in slippery or wet conditions. According to the findings of our New York Truck Accident Lawyer staff, many times a jackknife accident arises from driver negligence or driver carelessness.

If a tractor-trailer jackknife accident occurs, it is often assumed the driver lost control of the tractor-trailer. Our New York Truck Accident Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned improper braking is a common cause of a jackknife accident, along with speeding, equipment failure, driver error, negligence and dangerous road conditions.

When a jackknife accident occurs on a busy highway, it may result in a multi-vehicle accident causing serious injury and property damage. Drivers and passengers can suffer a debilitating and sometimes, fatal injury. Our New York Jackknife Accident Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered this dangerous type of truck accident can result in traumatic brain injury, whiplash, spinal injury, bone fracture, paralysis and in some accidents, wrongful death. If you or a loved one are suffering from an injury arising from a jackknife accident, contact our New York Injury Lawyer staff to protect your legal rights and pursue monetary compensation for your injury.

Investigating and litigating a jackknife 18 wheeler accident claim is complex and expensive. Trucking companies employ legal teams and insurance companies to protect them. You must prove the cause of the accident and who is liable for the damages. It is essential to retain the experience and skills of our highly knowledgeable New York Jackknife Accident Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to efficiently litigate your claim and present the evidence supporting your claim. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County and Rockland County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.

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