Jackknife Accident Lawyer St. Louis
Jackknife Accidents Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Jackknife Accidents Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a jackknife accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a jackknife accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Jackknife Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your jackknife accident case and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the jackknife accident, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert jackknife accident legal guidance.
When you or someone you love has been in jackknife accident and needs a jackknife accident attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Truck Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a jackknife accident claim you will be taken care of.
Anyone who has ever listened to a traffic report has probably heard about a jackknife accident. This is a dangerous situation where a truck and its trailer get out of sync and wind up looking like a jackknife blade. Typically, this is caused by a loss of traction on the trailer tires. When the trailer tires start sliding sideways, there is not enough traction to stop them and the trailer can come around the side of the truck. Large trucks are not the only ones at risk of jackknife accidents, it can also happen with a small trailer or boat being towed behind a pickup truck.
Holding Truck Drivers Liable for Jackknife Accidents
In most cases, we will try to prove that a jackknifing accident caused damages to our client and it happened because the truck driver acted negligently. By “negligently,” we mean that the driver failed to take the safety precautions that as a reasonable truck driver in his position should take. For example, it may be that the driver was driving too fast for the circumstances and that is why his truck jackknifed. Or, it may be that he was driving while drowsy, and because of that he was slow to react to an obstacle and that led to a jackknife accident.
Do Not Worry if You Also Made a Mistake
Sometimes, a driver that is seriously injured in a truck crash will worry that he cannot be compensated for his injuries because he was partially at fault. That is not the case. Missouri follows a rule called “pure comparative fault,” which allows a partially-at-fault party to still be compensated for his or her damages. For example, if a car driver was going one way with a burned out headlight, and a truck coming the other way and jackknifed, then both drivers might be at fault. The jury may look at the situation and say that the truck driver was 90% at fault for driving while distracted and the car driver might be 10% at fault for having a burned out headlight. In that situation, the car driver will still be awarded 90% of his or her damages.
Let Dixon Injury Law Evaluate Your Jackknife Accident Case
If you have been injured and you are unsure who is at fault, the best first step is to ask a lawyer to evaluate your case. Here at Dixon Injury Law, we provide these case evaluations free of charge. It is important, however, that you contact us as soon as possible. Evidence from a car crash can quickly disappear as road crews rightly work to clear up a roadway to return the normal traffic flows. Damaged trucks and cars cannot be stored in neat little evidence lockers. Instead, they can wind up being thrown in a scrap heap or even smashed down and recycled before good evidence can be collected.
How can the St. Louis Jackknife Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law help you with your jackknife accident claim?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of jackknife accident victims. During a jackknife accident case, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on you for the jackknife accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Jackknife Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Missouri Jackknife Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from a jackknife accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable jackknife accident lawyer can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I choose the Missouri Jackknife Accident Attorneys at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a jackknife accident lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of jackknife accidents.
Chris Dixon – “I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.”
You should also be very careful dealing with the other party in the accident. Insurance companies may swoop in and try to offer you a settlement that may seem large, but it is almost certainly far less than the company is willing to pay. Many injured drivers have taken quick payouts only to see their medical bills mount to the point where the settlement was woefully insufficient. In fact, the insurance company for the other side should not talk to you directly if you have a lawyer. So it is often best to simply tell them that you plan to hire a lawyer and they can talk to the lawyer later. They may try to convince you that you have to talk with them immediately in order to get your claim paid, but that is not true.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a jackknife accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need jackknife accident legal guidance, or want to know what a jackknife crash lawyer can do for you, call or contact the Jackknife Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your jackknife accident claim today.