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Jackknife Truck Accidents in MO

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Jackknife accidents are quite a common occurrence in the commercial trucking industry. It happens when a cab of a truck rotates away from the trailer, causing the trailer to swing out to one side and form an angle which resembles a jackknife. This type of truck accident is one of the most dangerous due to the violent nature of the collision, often resulting in serious injuries and fatalities.

At Presley & Presley, LLC, we are dedicated to helping injured victims who were involved in jackknife truck accidents recover the compensation they deserve. With over three decades of legal experience, our jackknife truck accident attorneys in Kansas City, MO have a thorough understanding of state trucking laws and regulations to develop an effective and personalized legal strategy just for you.

Common Causes of Jackknife Accidents

Jackknife accidents occur because of a sudden, drastic change in speed. For example, slamming on the brakes can cause the cab to stop abruptly and the trailer to keep moving forward with momentum.

The swinging trailer can collide with other vehicles, potentially causing multiple accidents as it billows down the road before coming to a complete stop. In addition, this type of truck accident can result in the entire truck overturning, which can lead to cargo being spilled out dangerously or the truck engulfing in flames.

Common causes of jackknife accidents include:

  • Overloaded cargo
  • Maintenance negligence
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Reckless and aggressive driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driver fatigue
  • Excessive speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Insufficient driver training and experience
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inclement weather conditions

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If you have suffered a serious injury after being involved in a jackknife accident, having experienced and skilled legal representation on your side ensures that you can recover monetary damages to pay for medical expenses, physical rehabilitation, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our Kansas City jackknife accident lawyer is confident to obtain the most favorable outcome for you.

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