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Fighting for Your Fair Compensation Brian C. Gutierrez: Jackknife Truck Accident Attorney in College Station and Bryan, TX

Commercial delivery trucks—sometimes also referred to as semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, or tractor-trailers, depending on the type of truck—can frequently be outfitted with incredibly heavy loads that require the use of one or more trailers to carry everything. A “jackknife” accident refers to a situation in which the truck’s driver loses control in a way that causes the tailor to swing around to the side and form a 90-degree angle. Given that some commercial delivery trucks carry loads that weigh up to 80,000 pounds, the consequences of a jackknife accident can be devastating, potentially causing significant injuries and/or massive property damage to pedestrians and other motorists.

If you have been involved in a jackknife accident and are interested in seeking compensation for injury, property damage, or even wrongful death, Brian C. Gutierrez is here to help. He’ll work with you to ensure that you’re compensated to the fullest extent, which can be a challenge when insurance companies and commercial trucking companies reach out to offer settlements that are worth far less than what you’re actually owed. To learn more about how Brian C. Gutierrez will serve as your tireless advocate throughout the legal process, reach out to him and set up your initial consultation today.

What Causes a Jackknife Truck Accident?

A jackknife truck accident is a highly dangerous situation that can be caused by any number of circumstances. If you’ve been injured or have suffered financial losses as a result of a jackknife truck accident, Brian C. Gutierrez will go to work carefully examining the circumstances around the situation in an effort to show that the accident was caused by negligence on the part of either the owner or operator of the truck.

In legal terms, the owners and operators of any commercial vehicle have what is known as a “duty of care” to just about any other driver on the road. This means that they must take specific steps to ensure that their trucks are being operated in a way that is safe and doesn’t pose any undue risk to other motorists or pedestrians. If it can be shown that this duty of care was breached, then the owners and/or operators of the truck will be held liable for your losses.

The owner of a commercial vehicle has a responsibility, for example, to ensure that their trucks are properly cared for and maintained. Failing to do this can result in an accident that causes significant injury or property damage. Similarly, the driver of a truck must obey speed laws and ensure that they’re operating the vehicle safely and legally while also avoiding distractions and taking care to reduce speeds for weather conditions and other potential hazards.

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Why You Should Call a Lawyer After a Jackknife Truck Accident

If you’ve been in an accident with a commercial vehicle that is jackknifed, we recommend that you reach out to an experienced jackknife truck accident attorney like Brian C. Gutierrez. When he handles your case, his work starts immediately.

Prompt Medical Treatment

One of the key steps following a jackknife truck accident—or an accident involving any type of truck or vehicle—involves making sure that you receive medical treatment as quickly as possible. Delaying your medical treatment can potentially enable the defendant’s insurer to argue that your injuries were not actually caused by the accident itself.

Thorough Investigation

Proving that the owner or operator of a truck is liable for your damages requires a careful presentation of evidence. This can be tough to accomplish when you’re recovering from the physical and emotional shock of a jackknife truck accident. Brian C. Gutierrez will do everything in his power to clearly establish the defendant’s liability.

Emotional Support

The act of moving on after a jackknife truck accident involves so much more than the legal process. Brian C. Gutierrez will not only ensure that your legal battle is fought with passion and integrity, but he’ll also be by your side to help you manage any and all incidental burdens that may present themselves while he works on earning the compensation you deserve.

A Proven Track Record

Brian C. Gutierrez has spent more than 17 years earning a reputation for excellence by going to battle on behalf of clients in College Station and Bryan, TX. As your advocate for justice, Brian will offer you unwavering support and a commitment that goes well beyond simple legal representation so you can find the restoration you deserve.

Transparency, Credibility, and Sincerity

If you’ve been injured or have suffered financial losses after a devastating jackknife truck accident, you deserve a legal team led by an experienced advocate for justice who will stop at nothing to ensure that you’re compensated in a way that enables you to truly move on with your life. Brian C. Gutierrez believes that getting money is great…but that finding the truth of the matter is even more important. He’ll do everything he can to determine who’s at fault and ensure that you’re awarded the compensation that you deserve following a jackknife truck accident. If you’re in College Station or Bryan, TX, and you’d like to work with one of the most experienced jackknife truck accident attorneys available, Brian C. Gutierrez is here to help. Reach out and set up your consultation today.

“No words describe how amazing it is to work with Brian.” J.T.

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