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Jeff Can Help If You've Been Hurt In a Jackknife Accident

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Jackknife truck accidents can happen suddenly and leave people seriously hurt. Attorney Jeff Weinstein of Weinstein Law know the impact a jackknife accident can have on victims and their families. He fights the insurance companies on their behalf to help them recover financial compensation.60% of all jackknife crashes occurred on roads with speed limits of 55mph or higher. (Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)

Here's how it usually happens: A semi-truck is traveling down the road when the driver starts to lose control. The driver slams on the brakes, the wheels lock up and the truck starts to skid. The trailer swings out in the shape of a jackknife. And the 18-wheeler crashes into anything in its path.

A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. You can imagine the damage it can cause when it crashes into a car or pickup truck. Drivers and passengers can suffer serious injuries. They may need surgery, hospitalization, therapy and medication. The medical bills add up fast. And if they are left unable to work, it becomes near impossible to pay those bills.

Strong cases that get results

If negligence caused the jackknife accident that left you hurt, you shouldn't have to pay. But trucking companies and insurance companies know how much money is at stake. They've been through this kind of situation many times. And they have many tactics they often use to avoid their responsibility of paying you compensation.

That's why you need a lawyer who knows how to deal with this kind of situation. Jeff Weinstein has been helping truck accident victims in Henderson Country for decades. He knows how the injuries from these types of crashes can affect people and their families. And he has dedicated his practice to helping them recover the compensation they deserve.

Jeff investigates your jackknife accident to find out what really happened. These types of accidents are usually caused by negligence. The driver may have been distracted, or was driving too fast. The driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Or the trucking company sent the driver out in a truck that wasn't properly maintained.

We dig deeper for the truth

Our legal team searches for the facts, including evidence under the control of the trucking company. This includes hours of service logs, maintenance and employment records, and the truck's "black box" data. Jeff reviews accident reports and medical records. He identifies and interviews witnesses. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts.

Jeff knows how to build a strong case that proves negligence caused the accident that left you injured. This usually gets the attention of the insurance companies and convinces them it's in their best interests to talk about a settlement. If they won't settle, he's ready for you fight in court. You owe us no fees unless you collect.

But Jeff is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all of your medical expenses related to your injuries, both now and in the future. It includes lost wages if you couldn't work after the accident. He may seek other damages too, such as pain and suffering. He will seek the best possible outcome in your case.

If you've been hurt in a jackknife accident, it's important to get legal advice as soon as you possibly can. Talk to the truck accident attorney in Henderson County that people have trusted for decades. Schedule a free consultation with Jeff. Contact us today.


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