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Decatur Jackknifed Truck Collision Lawyer

McDonough County truck jackknife and rollover accident lawyer

Attorneys for Commercial Truck Accidents and Rollovers in Springfield, Peoria, and Bloomington

There are thousands of tractor-trailer trucks on our nation's roadways, and even if the vast majority of truckers drive safely, a single mistake, equipment failure, or other problem can have deadly consequences. Some of the most dangerous types of truck accidents involve jackknifed trucks, in which a driver loses control of a truck, causing the cab and trailer to move in different directions. Even if other vehicles are not involved in the initial accident, jackknifed trucks can cause secondary collisions if a truck obstructs the road or if a dropped cargo load creates hazards for other vehicles.

If you have been injured in a collision involving a jackknifed 18-wheeler or a truck rollover, Kanoski Bresney can provide the legal help you need. Our attorneys have over 40 years of experience, and we have helped our clients receive a total of more than $400 million. We can help you determine who was at fault for your collision, and we will work to make sure you are repaid for the financial harm that was done to you and your family. We pledge to give you the respect, response, and results that will help you recover from your injuries and move on with your life.

Causes of Jackknife Truck Accidents

In many cases, jackknife accidents occur because of truck driver error. Speeding is one of the most common forms of driver negligence that can lead to these types of accidents, since when a truck is traveling too fast, the driver may be unable to slow down in time to avoid colliding with other vehicles or obstacles in the road, and attempts to swerve out of the way can lead the driver to lose control of their truck.

Other ways a driver can act negligently include drunk driving, drowsy driving, or distracted driving, all of which can affect a person's ability to respond to what is happening on the road around them. Failure to account for weather conditions can cause a truck driver to lose control when negotiating curves or highway entrances or exits. Accidents can also occur because a driver is inexperienced and unprepared to respond to conditions on the road, the movements of other vehicles, or any other issues that could affect their ability to control their truck.

In addition to truck drivers, other parties may also be partially at fault for a jackknifed truck. If a trucking company did not perform the proper maintenance on a truck, mechanical failures can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. These could include brake failures, tire blowouts, steering problems, engine failure, or problems with trailer couplings. If the company responsible for loading a truck did not properly secure cargo, shifting cargo could affect the weight and balance of the truck and the driver's ability to control the truck effectively. Cargo may also be loaded in a way that causes a truck to become unbalanced, which could not only lead to a jackknife accident but could also cause a truck to roll over.

Contact a McLean County Jackknife Truck Accident Attorney

Jackknifed trucks can cause serious risks to other vehicles, and they can lead to dangerous collisions and injuries for drivers and passengers. At Kanoski Bresney, we can investigate an accident to find out why it happened and who was responsible, and we will work to make sure you receive the payments you need to address the harm you and your family have suffered. Contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a free consultation today. We represent truck accident victims throughout Illinois, including Champaign, McLean County, Peoria, Sangamon County, Bloomington, Quincy, McDonough County, Decatur, Peoria County, Rushville, Schuyler County, Pekin, Springfield, Adams County, Macon County, Tazewell County, and Champaign County.

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