If you or a loved one was injured in a devastating jackknife accident, we urge you to hire legal counsel immediately.

Your right to fair compensation

After a truck jackknife, an injured person may need many months of medical care and rehabilitation and may face a lifetime of challenges. The Swanson Law Group takes these truck accident cases very seriously. Our truck accident lawyers help our clients fight for justice and fair compensation, and we do not compromise. 

We won’t let the insurance company take advantage of you

After a jackknife truck accident, you may be offered a settlement from the trucking firm’s insurance company. Is the amount you’re being offered fair — or is the insurance company trying to take advantage of your lack of legal knowledge? Unfortunately, low settlement offers are not rare. At The Swanson Law Group, we take down insurance companies and protect the right our clients have to the compensation they deserve.

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What causes a Jackknife?

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) reports the number of truck accidents each year. In the most recently reported year, a staggering 4,587 fatal truck crashes with 5,039 deaths occurred in the USA. Many of these crashes involved a jackknifed truck. The causes of these terrible accidents include:

  • An unevenly loaded truck: Truck cargo must be balanced correctly. When a truck has been loaded incorrectly, it may cause the trailer to swing from side to side, resulting in a jackknife.
  • Speeding: A driver exceeding a safe speed around a turn may lose control, causing the truck to jackknife.
  • A distracted driver: A driver who is busy texting, talking on the phone, or involved in another distraction may fail to notice that traffic ahead has come to a stop. The driver suddenly brakes, throwing the vehicle out of control and causing a jackknife.
  • A tired driver: To earn a living, truck drivers are under great pressure to deliver their loads on time. A tired driver often makes bad decisions due to lack of sleep, which can lead to negligent driving and a jackknife.
  • Alcohol or drug intoxication: A truck driver that has consumed alcohol or taken drugs (whether legally prescribed or not) can make a deadly error, causing a jackknife.
  • Faulty brakes: If the brakes on a commercial truck are faulty, the driver is unable to bring it to a stop when needed and may swerve to avoid a collision, leading to a jackknife accident.
  • Lack of experience: The trucking industry is in trouble, and drivers are badly needed. Drivers with less experience are now behind the wheel of commercial trucks, and the lack of driving experience can lead to errors in judgment and a jackknifed truck.

Our insight into insurance companies gives us an advantage

Many law firms offer legal counsel in truck accident cases, but how do you know who to choose to represent you? At The Swanson Law Group, our trial attorney team of Ben Swanson, Esq., Zaneta Conroy, Esq., Greg Schaffer, Esq., and Ethan Niedermeyer, Esq. prepares every case for trial. Our team includes attorneys who once served on the other side defending insurance companies. This experience gives them deep insight into the strategies these companies use to reduce the value of a settlement, and the know-how to fight back effectively.

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Genuine commitment: We fight for you

Beyond our legal skills, our team is genuinely committed to each client. We offer access to our network of physicians and specialists to provide the medical care and treatment needed, without payment until the case is settled. We also help our clients by providing them with up-front money. We fight for a fair settlement, and we do not compromise. Read our case results to find out more.

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If you’ve been injured in a jackknife truck accident, we want you to call us today and tell us what happened. We take care of our clients and take down insurance companies, and the first step is to connect with us. All cases are represented on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no legal fees unless we win. We offer hope, health, and compensation for your injuries. We care more and fight harder for you. Simply give us a call and you are immediately on the path to recovery and just compensation.

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