Truck Accidents: Jackknifing

Qualified New York Trucking Accident Attorney

When you turn your steering wheel in your car or light truck, your vehicle easily moves to the left or right. When you press the brake pedal of your car or light truck the vehicle slows or rolls to a stop.

18-wheelers and tractor-trailers function much differently:

  • When the steering wheel of a large truck is turned too sharply or if the truck is turned when it is going too fast, the trailer can angle too sharply with the tractor, stopping or tipping the truck or blocking an intersection and causing an accident.
  • If the brakes of the tractor and trailer aren't aligned and working properly the brakes of the trailer can be overpowered by the brakes of the tractor. This can cause the trailer to crash into the back of the tractor creating a danger for nearby pedestrians and vehicle drivers.

Legal Assistance For Truck Jackknifing Accidents In New York City

Though drivers are trained in the proper operation of semitrucks and truck companies are legally required to properly maintain vehicles, negligence and carelessness can lead to jackknifing and other truck accidents. If you have been injured in a truck crash in New York, the attorneys of the law firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, can provide experienced and effective legal help.

To discuss your potential truck accident claim with an experienced lawyer, contact Smiley & Smiley at 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Smiley & Smiley has represented thousands of clients across New York in our more than four decades of legal practice. Our investigation and courtroom litigation skills have yielded hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients, including dozens of seven- and eight-figure awards.

Contact Us

For more information about our firm and your rights following a truck or truck jackknife accident in New York, contact us for a no-charge consultation. The New York trucking accident lawyers of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole. Call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW or contact us online.

Topics: Auto and Transportation Accidents