Imbalanced Loads / Jackknife Accidents / Driver Error

Eighteen-wheelers are designed to prevent trailer jackknifes. When a jackknife accident occurs, it is typically because the truck driver was not able to bring the truck to a controlled stop. The reasons vary, from following too close for road conditions to excessive speed to an overweight or unbalanced load. Making matters worse, a jackknife accident often throws the trailer across lanes of traffic, where oncoming cars cannot stop in time or must swerve off the road to avoid a collision.

If you were injured in an accident or lost a loved one because of a jackknife semi-tractor trailer accident in Ohio, get the legal help you need for recovering full and fair money damages for your medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering and all other financial damages related to the claim. The O’Keefe Firm, in Dayton, Ohio, is proud of our record for recovering many of the most significant truck accident insurance settlement and jury verdicts in the state on behalf of our clients.

Our experience includes cases involving:

  • Jackknife accident claims, trailer ride-under accidents
  • Trailer decoupling accidents
  • Overloading trailers, unbalanced cargo
  • Log book violations
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Drunk truck driver accidents, trucker DUI
  • Distracted truck driver accidents
  • Truck driver speeding, reckless driving
  • Trailer safety and maintenance violations

We are available for a free consultation during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. We handle every case on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay any attorney's fees unless we recover compensation for you.


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