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New York Truck Jackknife Accident Attorney

New York Truck Jackknife Accident Attorney

Involved in a Truck Accident in NY?

Experienced Attorneys Serving Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and all of Upstate New York

When a semi-truck is flipped on its side and the truck and trailer are turned in different directions, this is called a truck jackknife. This often occurs when road conditions are poor or drivers are not properly managing the speed of their trucks. Regardless of the cause, a truck jackknife can happen in seconds, leaving other drivers with seconds to react. Unfortunately in many cases, other drivers do not have enough time to react and serious accidents occur.

At the offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our injury attorneys have years of experience handling all types of trucking accident lawsuits, including those involving a truck jackknife. These are dangerous situations that put other drivers in jeopardy. We strive to help clients understand that it may be possible to recover compensation for the injuries they have suffered, which may have been life-altering. Whether you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, other injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one due to a truck jackknife, we can take action on your behalf. Contact us today to further discuss your specific trucking accident case and needs.

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Causes of a Jackknife Accident

Drivers are often the root cause of the truck jackknife accident. Whether they were speeding, driving recklessly, or untrained to handle the weight of cargo that their tractor-trailer was carrying, drivers losing control of their trucks can cause it to flip over and jackknife.


Accidents and Injuries Resulting from a Truck Jackknife

Many of the accidents that occur from a truck jackknife can lead to serious and debilitating injuries. Our firm handles all types of accidents and injuries resulting from a truck jackknife, including:

  • Multi-car pileup
  • Spilled cargo
  • High-speed collisions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Severe lacerations and abrasions
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  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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