West Covina Jack Knife Trucking Accident Attorney
Los Angeles Semi Truck Injury Lawyer
California has many thousands of miles of highways, roads and interstates that allow travelers and vehicles access all over the entire state. Some of these vehicles are tractor trailers, also known as semi-trucks, big rigs and 18 wheelers. Due to their sheer size they can cause an extraordinary amount of damage and destruction if they are involved in an accident. One type of trucking accident is a 'jacknife' accident. A jack-knife accident occurs once a tractor trailer has folded during a skid. As the name implies it ultimately resembles a folding pocketknife. A jack-knife accident is a direct result of the cab portion of the vehicle skidding while towing a trailer causing the trailer to push from behind forcing it to spin around and face backwards.
If you have been involved in a jack-knife tractor trailer accident call The Law Office of Michael D. Payne at 626-974-8713, 626-593-1109, or toll free 888-964-1530. You can also email Mr. Payne by clicking here.
Injuries Caused in a Jack Knife Accident
Semi-truck and tractor trailer accidents that end up in a jack-knife accident can be very messy, complicated and catastrophic to the vehicles, drivers and passengers involved. Vehicles involved are frequently wrecked. Once the accident is over, traffic typically comes to a complete standstill for an extended period of time as the vehicles involved can take up several lanes of traffic. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles that were traveling parallel to the tractor trailer often suffer the most severe repercussions and damage. Those inside those vehicles typically suffer the most severe injuries. Some of these injuries can include head, neck and spinal cord injuries. Soft tissue, musculoskeletal and connective tissue injuries are also common. Due to the high speed at which jack-knife accidents occur, wrongful death can also result from a jack-knife accident. After a jack-knife accident it is important you meet with a California Big Rig Accident Lawyer.
Contact A Southern California Jack-Knife Accident Attorney
If you, a family member or loved one have been injured in a jack-knife accident, it makes sense to consult with a skilled, qualified and experienced California Injury Lawyer. Call The Law Office of Michael D. Payne at 626-974-8713, 626-593-1109, or toll free 888-964-1530. Mr. Payne may also be contacted via email by clicking here.Beverly Hills Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer Michael D. Payne handles car, truck and motorcycle accidents throughout all of Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange & San Diego Counties. He has offices in West Covina and Beverly Hills for your convenience. With over 19 years experience handling accident cases Los Angeles County Injury Lawyer Michael D. Payne has the skills, knowledge and resources to handle your case and get you the fair and just compensation you deserve.