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A Jackknife Accident Injury Attorney Who Can Help With Your Claim

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In a jackknife truck accident, a driver loses control of a semi-truck, which can start to skid. The trailer swings out to one side in an angle that is similar to the shape of a jackknife. These types of crashes can sweep away any cars that are in the vicinity and cause severe injuries.

Vancouver truck accident attorney Colin Scott knows the devastating impact that this type of crash can have on victims and their families. Recovery can take months or even years. Some victims are left disabled and with a permanent disability. Others may be killed. The medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly. Many families find it hard to make ends meet during this difficult time.

The Scott Law Firm, PLLCĀ is a Vancouver-based personal injury law firm dedicated to helping victims recover the financial compensation they need to rebuild their lives. Truck accidents can be complicated and take time to resolve. But we are not after lowball settlement offers that fall far short of covering the damages to which you are legally entitled. Our goal is to obtain a resolution that meets your individual needs and desired outcome.

What causes a truck to jackknife?

These crashes are often the result of negligence. They can happen when a truck is traveling at a high speed (too fast for the conditions). The truck's wheels can lock on slippery roads or sharp curves. Drivers can avoid jackknifing with safe driving techniques. These include keeping a safe distance from other vehicles, avoiding distractions and following the speed limit.

Driver negligence can cause jackknife accidents. For example, the driver may have been speeding or driving recklessly. Or the driver may have been texting or under the influence of alcohol. Trucking companies may also share responsibility for what happened if they did not properly maintain or repair the truck.

Attorney Colin Scott can investigate to learn why the truck jackknifed. He can also take measures to access evidence owned by the trucking company, such as the truck's "black box" data. He can review accident reports and medical records. In addition, if a lawsuit is filed, he can identify witnesses, propound discovery, subpoena records, and take depositions as necessary. He may also consult one or more experts to help find out what caused the truck to jack knife and determine liability.

Who is liable in a Vancouver jackknife accident?

Determining liability in a jackknife truck accident can be complex and requires a thorough investigation by an experienced truck accident attorney. Often, there are multiple parties that may be held liable. The truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, or even the freight owner (and possibly others) may have contributed to the crash.

Attorney Colin Scott and the Scott Law Firm, PLLC are familiar with the process of handling truck accident cases, including those involving jackknifing. We will diligently investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, identify liable parties, and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.

A Vancouver truck accident lawyer with a passion for justice

Here at The Scott Law Firm, PLLC, our practice is dedicated to representing injury victims and families.

To learn more about your rights, call us and speak with an experienced attorney. Schedule a free consultation with attorney Colin Scott by calling 360-718-3640 or try contacting us online.

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