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Is jackknifing always a result of the driver's negligence?

While driving any vehicle, you are at risk of being involved in an accident. You may pay attention and follow the laws of the road, but that doesn't mean everyone else is doing the same thing. Even people who you'd expect to be careful drivers, like truck drivers, can find themselves at fault for an accident that injures or kills another driver on the road.

Many people may assume that when a truck accident occurs it is because the driver of the truck was negligent. Jackknifing, like many other types of accidents involving motor vehicles, can happen for many reasons, meaning it isn't always the result of the driver's negligence. In fact, sometimes things like slippery roads or drivers attempting to avoid another vehicle can cause them to jackknife.

There are legitimate reasons for jackknifing but that doesn't mean that there aren't incidents where that truck driver is at fault. Every driver on the road is expected to drive in a manner that is safe and does not endanger the lives of others, but not all people do so. Some of these people include truck drivers, and on some occasions, they have jackknifed another vehicle on the road.

Truck accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but that doesn't mean that when they do occur people should not take action against the liable party. When people are injured, they should not hesitate to file a claim to get compensation for their troubles. With the help of an attorney, they may be able to win their case and get their life back on track following the accident.

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