Toronto Jackknife Truck Accident Lawyers
Our firm has been helping the injured throughout the GTA since 2001
Jackknife truck accidents can be scary and leave victims with serious injuries. The lives of victims can be significantly impacted – physically, emotionally and financially. Recovering compensation can be a long and difficult process. The experienced truck accident lawyers at Smitiuch Injury Law help the injured get the compensation they deserve.
How do jackknife accidents happen? A tractor-trailer is driving down the road and the driver has to brake suddenly. The wheels of the trailer lock up. The trailer swings out from the cab, creating the shape of a jackknife. At this point, the driver has lost control and the truck will crash into anything in its path.
Experienced Toronto truck accident lawyers you can count on
A tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 53,500 kg when fully loaded. When it crashes into a passenger car, the damage can be devastating. Drivers and passengers of the car may suffer broken bones, lacerations or serious injuries to the head, neck or back. Recovery may take months or longer. Some victims are left with a permanent disability.
A truck driver may have been negligent – for example, the driver may have been speeding or was distracted. Trucking companies may also be negligent in jackknife accidents. They may have failed to make sure the driver was qualified or didn’t properly maintain the truck. Negligent parties often don’t accept responsibility when there’s been a truck accident, however.
Insurance companies aren’t much help, either. They know there’s a lot of money at stake, so they will try to limit your compensation. There are many tactics they use. They may question the seriousness of your injuries or argue that they were pre-existing. An insurance company may even put some of the blame for the accident on you.
Our truck accident lawyers know how insurance companies operate and how to fight back to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. We’ve been fighting for the injured since our founding in 2001 and we are ready to help you with your case.
Committed to helping you get the best possible outcome
We start by investigating your truck accident to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence, including evidence owned by the trucking company – such as date from electronic logging devices and event data recorders. We review police reports and medical records and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Insurance companies are very familiar with our firm. They know that our lawyers are always prepared with strong cases. They also know firsthand that we are never afraid to fight for our clients at trial. That’s why they often negotiate a settlement rather than face us in court. We’re are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
When you are represented by Smitiuch Injury Law, you get the experience and resources of a big law firm, but we give you the personal attention only a smaller firm can provide. Our lawyers can guide you through the legal process every step of the way. If you ever have questions, we return calls within 24 hours.