What Causes a Truck to Jackknife?
What causes a truck to jackknife involves the brakes on a commercial truck are not suddenly working, causing the axis to lock up. Meanwhile, the truck drags the trailer with locked brakes while the trailer swings around the truck and into adjacent lanes. That will cause the semi-truck to "jackknife." These accidents produce an enormous obstacle for other motorists and can result in rollovers, pile-ups, and other catastrophic accidents. Jackknife accidents can happen by weather conditions but are often the result of truck driver negligence. If you've been harmed in a jackknife accident, we invite you to contact our team at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today. Our award-winning Oklahoma truck accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in relief for clients who have been hurt by the irresponsible actions of others. We're ready to assess your jackknife accident claim and ensure that every viable avenue towards proper compensation is diligently pursued on your behalf. Our advocates are ready to hear your story. Use our online form to request a free case evaluation today.