Rollover Accident Attorney in Kansas City

Experienced Missouri Lawyer Handling Jackknife Accidents and Rollover Accidents

There are many factors involved in a semi-trailer accident. Some of these are factual and some of these are legal. At the Carter Law Offices, in Kansas City, Missouri, we conduct a complete investigation of every factor. Our goal is to prepare your case thoroughly for trial and to achieve the best possible results for you.

Jackknife Accidents

Jackknife accidents happen when a semi-truck skids, causing the trailer to swing out at a 90 degree angle to the cab or the truck. When it is jack-knifing, the truck is completely out of control. It may skid across several lanes of traffic and cause accidents involving multiple cars and multiple fatalities.

There are many causes of jack-knife accidents. They often happen during rainy or snowy weather, when the truck's wheels hit a slick spot on the road. While the cab of the truck continues forward, the trailer slides back and forth uncontrollably, leading to a jackknifed truck.

Rollover Accidents

When trucks move too fast around tight curves, they are likely to rollover. This often happens at exit or entrance ramps of expressways, where the road makes a tight curve.

Truck drivers involved in rollover accidents often remember that the load shifted when the trailer tilted. In a rollover accident, this load shifting is usually the result of the semi-truck accident — not the cause. The cause of the accident is often related to several factors:

Contact the Carter Law Offices

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a jackknife or a rollover accident, we urge you to contact us. Give us a call at 816-283-3500 or toll free at 877-276-3500 to schedule a free initial consultation about your 18-wheeler accident with a rollover accident attorney.