While a truck jackknifing is normally associated with traffic jams, an out-of-control trailer can cause serious injuries and death. Failing to safely operate a truck by a driver who is inattentive, impaired or pressured to "make good time" can cause catastrophic accidents on the highways and freeways of Georgia.
What Factors Caused Your Accident?
A truck accident caused by jackknifing occurs when the trailer connected to a truck swings out and stops at a 90-degree angle. This could have happened because the driver:
- Operated the truck under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Braked too fast
- Drove excessively over the speed limit
- Downshifted too quickly
- Failed to slow down before a curve
Using Our Experience To Make Your Claim
The attorneys at Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., combine over 200 years of experience in truck accident litigation coupled with a track record of multimillion-dollar results. Insurance companies who focus on the trucking industry employ vast resources and move quickly to investigate an accident and offer fast settlements to accident victims or grieving family members.
We counter that aggressive approach with our own team of experts that includes accident reconstructionists and engineers to help us build fact-based claims. They conduct on-site investigations and analyze the data from the truck’s black box.
Taking Action To Pursue Compensation
Call our firm at 888-469-4173 to arrange a no-cost consultation. Or, if you prefer, complete the online form. From offices in Macon, Albany and Warner Robins, our lawyer help clients statewide in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. You will owe no fees unless we recover compensation for you.