Tractor-trailers can scare drivers because of their size. If a driver is too close and a tractor-trailer’s driver jackknifes, that can easily result in a serious collision. If you’ve been hit by a driver who lost control in poor weather or due to poor driving, you may be considering turning to your attorney for help. Here’s some information on how a jackknife occurs, so you can use it in your case.

How does a jackknife happen?

A jackknife occurs when the trailer behind a tractor slides out of position into a “V” formation.

A jackknife can happen because of many reasons. For instance, if the rear wheels of the tractor locks, then the tractor will try to spin just like a normal vehicle would, fishtailing in the rear. However, because of how the truck is designed, the trailer will a