A Jackknife Accident Lawyer Trusted in College Station
If you’ve been injured in an accident, our law firm can help
It’s a nightmare for any College Station driver: an 18-wheeler jackknifing across the highway, posing a serious danger to anyone who crosses its path. Jackknife accidents can cause serious injuries, and you need a lawyer who will take your case seriously. The College Station jackknife accident attorneys at Chad Jones Law, P.C. can help.
We understand the role negligence plays in jackknife crashes
Founding attorney Chad E. Jones holds a commercial driver’s license (CDL), which gives him an inside perspective on jackknife accidents. Chad knows that most jackknife wrecks are caused by the truck driver’s or trucking company’s negligence. For example:
- Speeding: Excessive speeds, particularly when going around curves, can cause a truck to jackknife. Truck drivers often drive at unsafe speeds because they are under pressure from the trucking company to make deliveries faster.
- Slippery surfaces: Accelerating on a slippery surface seriously increases the risk of jackknifing. When the road surface is wet, truckers need to take it slowly and accelerate gradually in order to avoid causing a wreck.
- Poor maintenance: Incorrectly adjusted or poorly maintained brakes can cause a truck to jackknife, especially if the driver needs to brake suddenly.
- Improper loading: When the load is unbalanced or poorly secured, it can make the truck unstable, which may cause either a jackknife crash or a rollover.
Driving a semi-truck is never entirely without risk, but truckers are trained to minimize the risks of a serious jackknife accident. When they put speed ahead of safety and cause truck accidents that leave people injured, we hold them accountable.
Our law firm will go to work to build your case
You need to act fast after a jackknife accident in College Station. The trucking company certainly will – they often have investigators on the scene within hours to secure evidence. That’s why your first step should be to call Chad Jones Law.
We’ll launch our own investigation to get to the bottom of what happened, and we’ll meet with you directly to understand the impact the wreck has had on your life. Then, we’ll prepare a strong demand for the full amount of damages (financial compensation) you deserve. Sometimes, the trucking company is willing to offer a settlement that meets your needs and pays for the full cost of your accident. Otherwise, we’re ready and able to take them to trial.
Take your truck accident seriously right from the start. Contact us to schedule your free case consultation with a jackknife accident lawyer in College Station.