Jackknifed tractor trailers are not merely problems for truck drivers and people who get stuck in the, all but inevitable, traffic jam that occurs when a truck blocks the roadway. A jackknifed tractor trailer can also result in significant physical injuries to other motorists and passengers.

Why Jackknifed Atlanta Trucking Accidents Are Not Isolated Events

The crowded streets in the Atlanta area mean that a truck is rarely alone on the road. The proximity of other vehicles depends on many factors including traffic patterns and how close other drivers get to the truck. Yet, even drivers that keep a safe distance from trucks can end up being the victim of a jackknifed tractor trailer.

Car drivers, and passengers, may be injured because part of a jackknifed tractor trailer is, by definition in the wrong spot. A jackknife accident occurs when the tractor part of the truck is at an approximate 90 degree angle from the rest of the truck. If you are traveling in the lane that the tractor trailer jackknifes into, then it may be very difficult to avoid a collision and serious injuries may result.

Contact an Experienced Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney if You’ve Been Hurt

The injuries that result from a jackknife accident can be significant and may cause you to incur high medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, time lost from work and pain. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers want to help you recover from your injuries. For more information about how we may be able to help you, please call us at 1.770.518.1133 and please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.

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