Jackknife Accident Attorneys

Helping Victims of Jackknife Accidents Across Connecticut

When a truck jackknifes on the highway, serious injuries often follow, and the trucking company may be to blame. If you were hurt in a jackknife truck accident, you need a fierce advocate. The truck accident attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC fight relentlessly for jackknife accident victims.

The trucking companies take an immediate high-stakes approach in the wake of any jackknife accident. We understand how to level the playing field. We have the experience to get results in these cases: one of our founding partners, Michael D’Amico, is a former member of the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

Negligence may be to blame when trucks jackknife

A jackknife accident occurs when the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer folds in against the cab, forming a “V” shape that resembles a jackknife. Some of the most common causes of jackknifing are:

  • Sudden braking, often because the driver was distracted or “zoned out”
  • Driving too fast, especially around curves or in adverse road conditions
  • Failure to properly balance the load
  • Failure to properly maintain the brakes or axles

Because jackknifing and other types of truck crashes are so dangerous, truck drivers and trucking companies are required to comply with safety regulations, such as taking mandatory rest breaks to ensure that the driver will be alert. But in too many cases, trucking companies cut corners on safety for the sake of maximizing profits. When that happens, people can be seriously injured or killed. We fight for accountability.


When you come to us after a jackknife crash, we’ll listen to your story, answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights and options. When you retain us, we’ll take immediate action to protect your rights. We’ll launch an investigation and intervene to protect key evidence that may prove the truck was speeding or the driver skipped rest breaks. We’ll deal with the trucking company and the insurance company on your behalf while you focus on rebuilding your life.

From start to finish, we’ll handle negotiations with the trucking company, keeping you informed every step of the way. In many cases, we’re able to settle out of court thanks to our experience and relentless advocacy. But we are always ready to take the trucking company to trial, including honing our arguments and strategies in our in-house courtroom before we go before a judge and jury.

If you were hurt in a jackknife truck accident anywhere in Connecticut, we would be honored to listen to your story and help you understand your legal options. Contact us today to schedule your free remote consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer.

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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness, you need to take immediate action so we can start our investigation. It’s not just a legal matter; it’s about helping you rebuild your life.

We have a proven track record of success. Other lawyers refer their cases to us because we have the experience and resources to resolve these complex matters.

It’s important that you contact us right away, before evidence disappears and critical legal deadlines expire. Our office is centrally located in Watertown and we offer legal counsel to victims and their families throughout Connecticut. Contact us online or by phone to schedule a free consultation.