Parts of I-75 near Weston were closed for some time due to a tractor trailer accident that spilled 50 gallons of gasoline across the highway. Officials report that the tractor trailer jackknifed during the accident, causing it to spew diesel. Crews spent some time cleaning up the spilled fuel, while the roadway remained closed. Cars were backed up for some time.
The Miami truck accident attorneys at Greenberg, Stone, and Urbano know how serious jackknife accidents can be. We hope that no one was injured in this crash. We have assisted numerous clients who were injured in jackknife accidents, fighting diligently for their full recovery.
Jackknife Accidents Are One of the Most Common Types of Truck Accidents
There are several common types of truck accidents and jackknife accidents are primary among them. Jackknife accidents occur when the trailer brake locks up, causing the trailer to swing outwards. The truck loses stability as the trailer approaches a 90 degree angle and can lead to loss of control or rollover crashes. When a truck jackknifes, only an experienced driver will be able to regain control and correct the jackknife. Drivers with considerable driving experience are also in the best position to prevent a jackknife, though at times these accidents will occur to even the best of drivers.
Drivers of vehicles close to the jackknifing truck will need to quickly swerve or stop in order to get out of the way. They cannot always escape the out of control vehicle. When a jackknifing truck hits a car, the result can be catastrophic. Anyone who has been injured in a jackknife accident should contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will thoroughly investigate the crash and fight for your full recovery. You may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and more related to the accident.
Truck Accident Claims Stemming from Jackknife Accidents
The victims of jackknife accidents can seek compensation through a claim filed against the truck driver or the trucking company. You will need to establish that the truck driver or trucking company acted in a negligent manner. Possible evidence of negligence includes speeding, failure to slow around a curve, intoxication, distraction, and more. Signs of the trucking company’s negligence include negligent hiring, failure to adequately maintain the fleet, and failure to train employees.
An experienced truck accident attorney will be able to assist you in investigating the cause of your accident and uncovering evidence of negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company. Your lawyer will also assess your total losses related to the accident, including property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Greenberg, Stone, & Urbano: Truck Accident Attorneys of Unmatched Excellence
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a truck accident, the Miami Truck Accident Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano offer the assistance you need to obtain the results you desire. With over 130 collective years of experience representing truck accident victims across South Florida, our firm provides legal representation of unmatched excellence. Contact our firm as soon as possible to start on the road to protecting your legal rights. Our firm received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and was ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald. Put our exceptional truck accident attorneys to work on your case. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or you can visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.