Jackknife Accidents in Las Vegas, NV

Were you hurt in a jackknife accident in Las Vegas, Nevada? Battle Born Injury Lawyers can help. You’ll have a better chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation when you work with our jackknife accident attorneys in Las Vegas.

Due to the size of the truck and the catastrophic nature of the accident, jackknife accidents can be particularly harrowing and tragic.

Contact our Nevada law offices online today to schedule a free consultation or call us at (702) 570-9000. Our skilled personal injury attorneys will evaluate your case and explain your legal options. With our contingency fee plan, you only have to pay if we win your case.

How Can Battle Born Injury Lawyers Help You After a Jackknife Accident in Las Vegas?

How Can Battle Born Injury Lawyers Help You After a Jackknife Accident in Las Vegas?

As you recover from your truck accident, you are likely concerned about your finances. How will you cover expenses? What about your medical costs and the damage to your vehicle? 

Our truck accident attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada, have the knowledge and expertise you need to develop a compelling claim and pursue compensation. You can recover from your injury without anxiety over finances.

When you retain one of our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers, we immediately get to work. You can count on us to:

  • Conduct a thorough inquiry into the accident
  • Collect evidence from every source, including witness statements
  • Consult with specialists
  • Fight for a maximum settlement offer
  • Represent you in court if necessary

We strongly advise you not to communicate with the trucking company, their team of lawyers, or their insurance carriers. We will handle that for you. Their intention is to deny your claim and pay you nothing. Do not allow them to take advantage of your circumstances.

Contact our law offices in Las Vegas, NV about your case. The initial consultation is free and without obligation.

What Is a Jackknife Accident?

A jackknife collision occurs when a tractor-trailer is not traveling in a straight line. The trailer shifts to one side or another and lands behind the tractor/cab in either an “L” or “V” position.

Traction is essential for maintaining a large truck’s alignment on the road. The driver loses control if the truck loses traction.

When a driver hits the brakes, they lock, causing the vehicle to skid. The inability of the wheels to stop properly causes the trailer to swing to one side.

Frequently, jackknife accidents are brought on by:

  • Being forced to hit the brakes due to speeding
  • Not applying the brakes gradually 
  • Insufficient distance to stop safely
  • Tailgating
  • Taking a sharp turn
  • Weather conditions
  • Incorrectly loaded cargo
  • Driving an empty trailer, which can reduce traction
  • Negligently maintaining the tractor and trailer

A lack of experience or improper training may also have contributed to the jackknife.

Why Are Jackknife Injuries So Dangerous?

Jackknifing is especially dangerous because it means the driver has lost control of the vehicle. The trailer can swing to the left or right while remaining attached to the “hitch,” or the attachment point on the back of the truck. The trailer then leads the truck.

Similar to an alligator’s tail, the trailer strikes and propels anything in its path. The sweeping motion includes everything in the path, such as cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and even pedestrians.  Others may not be able to avoid being struck because it all happens so quickly.

Due to the enormous weight and size of the truck, jackknifing can result in severe damage and injuries. The swinging action of the trailer picks up vehicles in its path and squeezes them between the cab and trailer and into opposing traffic lanes.

What Kinds of Injuries Do Jackknife Accidents Cause?

Due to the uncontrolled and chaotic nature of a jackknife accident, those involved can sustain severe injuries, including:

  • Crush wounds
  • Burns
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Internal hemorrhage
  • Organ damage
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

The truck accident lawyers at Battle Born Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas can represent you in obtaining the financial help you need to heal.

The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Nevada is only two years. If you miss this deadline, the chance to recover compensation will be lost. 

Get Help From Battle Born Injury Lawyers Today

Call Battle Born Injury Lawyers if you’ve been hurt in a jackknife accident in Las Vegas. These accidents can be terrifying and result in severe injuries. No one should have to go through this alone.

At Battle Born, we believe in treating our clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. You can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost compassion and understanding. 

Call our Las Vegas jackknife accident lawyers today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.