Jackknifing crashes happen when the back tires of a truck start to slide out to the side of the vehicle and actually begin sliding faster than the front. This can cause a truck to start sliding down the road sideways, cause it to flip out of control or simply go off the road and collide with other objects and vehicles. In these situations, costly damages, catastrophic injuries and fatalities could happen.
You may already know this, but it does not hurt to repeat it: All drivers who travel on Kentucky roads have a responsibility to promote safety. This includes private motorists as well as those who operate large rigs and other commercial vehicles. In a perfect world, we would all do our part to reduce car and truck accidents simply by following the rules of the road. This means:
You probably already know that truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or death, but not all truck accidents are the same. One of the most dangerous types of collisions between a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle is the underride crash. These crashes occur when a smaller vehicle slides underneath a truck during an accident.
Jackknifing is when a semitruck's trailer swings sideways and the vehicle curves into an L shape. It is incredibly dangerous, as a truck that is doing this is completely out of control. It also takes up the entire road. This can put multiple people in danger on the interstate or a two-lane highway.
Truck driver fatigue continues to be such a point of contention because it is hotly debated by experts on both sides.
Quite possibly one of the most important things you need to do following a truck accident, if you are not severely injured, is preserve the evidence. Evidence can be scattered all across the roadway, which makes this task a bit difficult. There are steps you can take after an accident to help preserve the evidence created by a crash and we will outline them in this post.
Getting behind the wheel each day is more dangerous than many drivers think. With so many vehicles on the roads these days it's not out of the realm of possibility that you could be involved in an accident. It's also not out of the realm of possibility to be involved in an accident with a distracted truck driver. So, how do you spot a distracted truck driver in Kentucky?
Finding yourself in the middle of a car accident is one of the most stressful situations out there. This situation can become even more stressful and tragic when the accident involves a truck. Trucks are much larger and heavier than vehicles, which is why these accidents are so tragic.
Being injured as a result of a truck accident can change your life. You might not be able to return to work or school. Maybe you lost a loved one in the accident. Maybe you suffered very minor physical injuries, but you now have a fear of driving. All of these situations are possible. Here are the possible defendants you could face in a truck accident lawsuit.
The roads of Kentucky can be scary for even the most seasoned drivers. One way to remain safe is to take matters into your own hands. The scary thing is that you can never trust other drivers to be as safe as you. This means that you cannot let your guard down when behind the wheel. Here are some tips for staying safe in your vehicle around large trucks in Jefferson.