Jackknife Truck Accident Lawyer
Experienced attorney Michael Cerasa is ready to talk about your claim
A bad truck accident changes life in an instant. Among the various types of serious commercial vehicle crashes, the “jackknife” is one of the more severe.
The Cerasa Law Firm LLC has worked with many Central Florida truck accident victims to pursue compensation for their injuries and property damage. Our law firm offers free case consultations. We will listen to the details of the accident and what you need to be made whole again. Then we’ll go over how the law applies to your claim and develop a strategy designed to get you everything necessary for your recovery.
A jackknife happens when the trailer on a tractor-trailer swings out from behind the cab and rushes toward the tractor pushing the vehicle into the shape of an open jackknife. On a busy road or highway like I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, this type of accident can easily cause multi-car pileups and other secondary crashes.
There are often many victims – and many people responsible – in jackknife truck accidents.
One-on-one attention from a lawyer with big firm experience
With so many major roadways running through Central Florida and the I-4 Corridor, our community is, unfortunately, too familiar with devastating wrecks.
In Central Florida, the state department of transportation contracted with Florida International University to highlight a handful of intersections with record numbers of large truck accidents, including jackknifes. The most frequently cited reason for these crashes were illegal maneuvers and aggressive driving.
The intersections with the most truck accidents include:
- Orange Blossom Trail S at Landstreet Road W in Orlando
- Orange Blossom Trail S at Taft Vineland Road in Orlando
- E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway at Pine Grove Road in St. Cloud
- Ponce De Leon Boulevard at Citrus Way in Brooksville
- Deen Still Road at Commonwealth Avenue N in Polk City
- The ramp on State Road 52 at S I-75 and State Road 93 in San Antonio.
Cerasa holds the people responsible for your injuries accountable
Jackknife truck accidents are mostly caused by driver error and are most likely to occur when a trucker suddenly slams on his brakes.
While it was the truck driver who hit the brakes, there are often more people responsible for a serious accident with a semi than the trucker alone. In addition to the driver, other people who may bear a degree of liability for your injuries include:
- Trucking company
- Direct supervisor
- Faulty parts manufacturer
- Truck owner
- Cargo loader
- Cargo owner
- Maintenance crews.
Serious injuries require serious compensation
People hurt in truck accidents can suffer from broken bones, internal damage, traumatic brain injury (TBI), burns, neck injuries and PTSD.
After a truck accident, it likely won't take long for the insurance adjusters to start pressuring you to sign away your rights and accept a minimal settlement.
Don’t fall for it. It's your right to have an experienced, aggressive Florida lawyer at your side during every step of the claim process.
Don’t sign anything or make any recorded statements regarding your health or your accident without having your case evaluated, for free, by a personal injury attorney.
The Cerasa Law Firm LLC provides free case evaluations, and we represent many clients on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no down payment, no retainer fee, and no hourly rate for you to cover. Our legal fee is paid for by the at-fault party’s insurance company – not you.
We only get paid when we win
Attorney Michael Cerasa believes justice isn’t only for the wealthy. He works on contingency because he knows most people in the community don’t have the same deep pockets and legal resources as the insurance companies. If an adjuster thought that you were paying for a lawyer by the hour, they’d drag out your claim until you didn’t have a penny left over to fight their too-small settlement-offer in court.
If you or a loved one was injured in a jackknife truck accident you owe it to yourself and your family to get the maximum compensation for your injuries and other damages. We can help you calculate how much money you will need now and, in the future, to cover all accident-related expenses.
To be the most effective, your compensation package must include enough money to cover the price of medical treatment if your injury reemerges 5, 10, or more years from now. Failing to get full compensation for your claim could leave you and your family struggling with medical debt.
Contact us for a free consultation. Find out what your claim is worth and what we can do to get you everything you need to get your life back on track after an accident.