A Truck Jackknifed In The Road And Caused Me To Crash. What Are The Reasons Why A Truck Would Jackknife?
Trucks can jackknife for many different reasons including failure to maintain brakes. Other reasons may include traveling too fast and braking suddenly or taking a curve too quickly and not applying the brakes properly.
It is actually frightening to realize that there are many large commercial trucks operating on Florida roadways, in which the brakes have not been maintained. When brakes fail because they are not maintained properly, it can cause a truck to jackknife – causing a needless South Florida truck crash and injuries.
When trucks jackknife, South Florida truck accidents and injuries often are caused to occupants in the smaller vehicles sharing the road with them. Either a car will crash into other vehicles, as it is trying to steer out of the way of the truck, or the truck will hit one or multiple cars when it jackknifes across several lanes of traffic.
If the truck jackknifed and crashed into your car or caused you to crash into other vehicles – which caused your accident and injuries – you may be entitled to collect compensation for your damages, medical bills, lost income, therapy, instances of pain and suffering and ongoing medical care or future lost wages.
For more information about your rights to a recovery, call a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer who has experience fighting for victims of truck wrecks. You can reach the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-807-1334 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.