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What Causes Semi-Trucks To Jackknife?



Injured In A Wreck? Call A Texas Truck Accident Lawyer TodayTruck accidents happen for multiple reasons and, oftentimes, have catastrophic results due to their immense weight and size.“Jackknifing” is a common cause of truck collisions. Jackknifing happens when the trailer and cab of a truck both fold into a 90-degree angle. This type of truck collision gets its name from the blade and protective handle of a pocket knife that form an acute angle, similar to the truck and its cab.In October 2018, a minivan in Texas crashed…
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Largest Truck Accident Settlement In U.S. History Awarded By Texas Jury



Truck Accident Lawyers Building Strong Cases For Injured VictimsThe largest truck settlement in U.S. history, worth $101 million, was awarded in a Texas courtroom in July 2018. A driver for FTS International, an oil company that carries sand and other materials necessary to frack a well, collided with a driver in a full-size pickup in 2013.The driver of the full-size vehicle survived the crash, but underwent back surgery and had to receive chiropractic care amongst other medical treatments as a result of the accident.Although FTS has strict policies…
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Why Do Big Truck Accidents Lead To Big Settlements?



Author: Jay Kennamer, Esq., Chattanooga, Tennessee Did Your Accident Involve a Big Truck? Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in AmarilloWhile accidents involving motor vehicles are more frequent, semi-trucks and vehicles can also collide causing dangerous accidents. Due to the size and weight of these large trucks, the results of these accidents tend to be more devastating than regular car accidents. Since accidents involving trucks cause greater injuries and damages, they usually have much higher settlement amounts.An article by CBS Local channel in Texas shared a casualty regarding a…

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