Lagstein Law Firm
Talk to an attorney
Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney The Team Results Testimonials Important Links Contact Us
Learn how our firm can help you recover compensation Get accessible answers from seasoned legal professionals. Click here to fill out a free case evaluation form
No Fee Promise
Support the Troops
Send us a quick message
Read the truth about the justice system and insurance companies.
Watch our helpful videos related to injury law.
Watch our documentary

Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney Handling Jackknifing Cases

Were you injured or involved in a jackknife accident?

A jackknife accident can be one the scariest types of accidents to be involved in. A jackknife occurs when a truck hauling a trailer, also known as an articulated vehicle, pivots where the truck and trailer are joined, resulting in the trailer and truck facing opposite directions, and making it so the truck is unable to move and loses control of the trailer. This is called a jackknife because it resembles a pocketknife or switchblade. In many cases, if the truck skids, or loses control, the weight and size of the trailer, along with the high speed and forward momentum it has accrued from traveling at a high speed, can overtake the truck and drag it along on the road, while the driver has absolutely no way to get back control of the vehicle.

Jackknife accidents are responsible for serious injuries and even fatalities, and can cause serious congestion, as the truck usually becomes stuck, with the trailer blocking many lanes of traffic, until it can be towed or removed. Jackknife accidents can be caused by the driver improperly braking, an equipment failure or defective part of some sort, or dangerous road and weather conditions. If you have been involved in a jackknife accident, contact a Los Angeles truck accident attorney from our firm immediately to discuss the details of your case and your injuries. You may be able to seek financial compensation for the injuries, pain and suffering you sustained during this traumatic event.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles

When facing the aftermath of a jackknife accident, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn. At Lagstein Law Firm, Mr. Lagstein and his associates have been handling Los Angeles truck accident cases for years, and will know how to best assist you with your case. Having graduated from UCLA School of Law, Mr. Lagstein understand the unique traffic difficulties inherent in the Los Angeles area, and has experience handling not only jackknife accident cases, but all manner of truck accidents, including 18-wheeler accidents, T-bone accidents, delivery truck accidents, and more.

If you have been involved in a jackknife accident with a large truck, contact a Los Angeles truck accident lawyer from our firm immediately. You may be entitled to financial compensation for you pain and suffering.

Read more information on our blog.
Fill out a free case evaluation form.
Associations and Affiliations
5900 Wilshire Blvd, 26th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Social Media

Attorney Web DesignThe information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
Lagstein Law Firm - Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Located at 1801 Century Park East, 24th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (888) 427-6139
Local Phone: (323) 330-0507