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Jackknife Truck

The Perecman Law firm has been advocating on behalf of individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents since 1983, and we have the skills and drive to pursue the compensation our clients deserve.

NYC Truck Accident Attorneys You Can Rely On

When tractor-trailers jackknife on busy highways, they often cause multiple-vehicle crashes, which can result in victims sustaining serious injuries. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a jackknife accident, you deserve an opportunity to seek fair compensation from the responsible party.

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City truck accident attorneys help injured people and grieving families pursue the results they deserve. Our lead attorney, David Perecman, has more than 40 years of experience in personal injury law and has helped recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for past clients.

We are here to stand up for your rights. Call us at (212) 577-9325 today.

Who Was Responsible for Causing Your Accident?

When a tractor-trailer, big rig, or 18-wheeler jackknifes, it may mean that the driver has lost control of the vehicle for one reason or another.

Jackknife accidents are often caused by one of the following problems:

  • Improper braking: Slowing down a massive 18-wheeler is a delicate operation requiring great care. Improper braking may be a result of poor training or driver fatigue.
  • Speeding: Drivers who are under pressure to make deliveries within unrealistic time frames often push themselves over the speed limit, increasing the risk of jackknifing.
  • Mechanical failures: Mechanical failures are a major cause of jackknife accidents. Under federal law, trucking companies are required to keep their vehicles working safely.
  • Dangerous road conditions: When the state and municipalities allow water and ice to accumulate on roads, this can be a hazard and the parties can sometimes be held accountable for accidents that occur as a result.

If you have been injured or have lost someone close to you in a jackknife accident, we can start by investigating your case to identify who was responsible. From there, we can develop a strong case or claim to help you hold these negligent parties accountable and seek to obtain the maximum compensation you and your family deserve after an accident. Let us put our experience and passion to work for you today.

Call Us at (212) 577-9325 for a Free Consultation

Our firm is more than prepared to assist with your case. We are passionate about holding negligent truck drivers and companies responsible for their actions. Whether your accident involved a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or semi-truck, we can help you take the strongest course of action for your specific case.

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