Helping the Injured in Tennessee Since 1977
Jackknife & Rollover Accidents There's No Substitute for Experience 

Jackknife & Rollover Truck Accident Attorney in Nashville

Nationally-Renowned Representation for the Injured

Semi-truck jackknifes and rollovers are among the most catastrophic truck accidents that can occur. These incidents have the highest fatality rate of any crash type, and can devastate the lives of unsuspecting drivers. If you have been injured or suffered a loss due to this type of accident, you are not alone.

The firm of Kinnard Law has spent decades upholding the rights of people like you. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients in record-breaking verdicts across Tennessee. That’s because we are true trial attorneys, with a record that includes hundreds of cases brought to trial.

You can entrust your case to us—call (615) 933-2893 to begin.

What Are Jackknife & Rollover Accidents?

Jackknife accidents occur when a truck’s brakes fail or lock, causing the wheels to skid. Skidding causes the trailer to move faster than the truck, causing it to swing out at a perpendicular angle. Cars caught in this angle will collide with the truck’s trailer, often at high speeds. The odds of jackknifing can increase in poor weather, but jackknifing often involves driver error, poor maintenance, or badly distributed loads.

Rollovers are a result of sudden veering, combined with heavier loads and short wheelbase length. When a driver maneuvers poorly, the tires can catch on the surface of the road. This essentially “trips” the truck, causing it to roll. The fatality rate for these collisions is also very high, at 50% for almost all truck types.

Top Causes of Jackknife & Rollover Accidents

Among all the causes of jackknife accidents, four stand out as the most common.

  • Equipment Failure: A variety of anti-jackknife devices are employed on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), such as electronic brakeforce distribution and trailer brake levers within the cab. If any of these systems fail, jackknife can ensue.
  • Brake Failure: Brakes that have not been properly maintained and inspected can fail, increasing the likelihood of a jackknife or rollover incident.
  • Adverse Weather Conditions: Poor weather that causes icy and wet roads can increase the chances of a jackknife.
  • Improperly Loaded Vehicles: Unsecured cargo can shift during operation. Sudden braking, for example, can cause a weight distribution imbalance that leads to jackknife or rollover.

The Compassionate Advocates You Need

At Kinnard Law, you are more than a case number. We are invested in your well-being because behind every case is a human life. Our passion is using the law to provide for the needs of the injured, both financially and emotionally.

Our team of skilled investigators, consultants, and lawyers work together to ensure that the root cause of your injury is discovered, and those at fault face justice for their negligence. Catastrophic accidents may seem like acts of God, but our lawyers are experienced enough to know that most accidents are preventable.

If you were injured in a truck accident involving these or any kind of collision, please do not hesitate and contact our firm for a free consultation—call (615) 933-2893 today.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
  • Golf Cart Accident $4.4 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.25 Million
  • Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
  • Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million

Client Testimonials

Helping the Injured Obtain Justice
  • Integrity, above and beyond

    “From a choice in the Yellow Pages to Success. This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case. Mutual trust ...”

    - H.W.
  • In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support.

    “Thank you Randy, Jennifer, and Cynthia so much for not only helping me get through what has been the hardest time of my life, but for always providing grace, trust, and a sense of comfort for what ...”

    - T.H.
  • We are very grateful.

    “Our case was not easy. Many law firms would not be willing to get involved with a case this complicated and time-consuming. What Kinnard Law achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was ...”

    - E.I.
  • Great staff.

    “I had the pleasure of working with a few different Kinnard Law lawyers after a personal injury. The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to ...”

    - J.
  • 100% Best Lawyers Around

    “You have all been so kind and loving to our family! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all put in for our case.”

    - J.S.

Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
    Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
    and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
    have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard has been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar 2023
    Best of the Bar 2023

    Our attorneys have been named as 2023 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.


Why Choose Kinnard Law

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

Get in Touch Today

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