Cleveland 18-Wheeler Jackknife Accident Attorney

Personal Injury or Fatality Involving a Jackknifed Tractor-Trailer

Once the trailer and the cab of an 18-wheeler are out of alignment, there's little the driver can do to stop or steer the rig. A jackknifed or fishtailing tractor-trailer will demolish anything — and anyone — in its path.

If you or your loved one was badly injured or killed in such a truck accident, Bashein & Bashein is skilled at uncovering the negligence that led to the trucker losing control. Whether driver error, loading error or poor maintenance, we trace all the liable parties to hold them accountable for the massive harm and financial losses.

We have handled trucking accidents in the Cleveland area, northeast Ohio and statewide. Contact us today for a free consultation and the prompt, professional investigation required to win and maximize your compensation.

Cleveland and Akron Jackknifed Truck Accident Attorneys

Our experienced trial lawyers have the knowledge and resources to counter the parallel investigation by the trucking company and its insurance carrier. We have access to the top experts, including truck accident reconstructionists, to get to the bottom of why the 18-wheeler jackknifed:

  • Driving too fast for road conditions
  • Driver error, such as overcorrecting in a skid
  • Judgment error from intoxication or fatigue
  • Overweight or shifting load
  • Mechanical issues (i.e., tires, brakes)

Jackknife accidents are some of the worst wrecks. The runaway rig may rear-end other vehicles, cross into oncoming lanes, or flip over, blocking several lanes of traffic and causing chain reaction crashes.

Representing Truck Accident Victims Since 1949

Contact the Cleveland 18-wheeler jackknife accident lawyers at Bashein & Bashein for skilled representation and personal attention. Call 216-539-8437, toll free 888-340-5284 or e-mail us today to schedule a free consultation.