18-Wheeler Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Dallas

Posted - March 25, 2022
Semi Truck Accident in Dallas Kills Pedestrian

On February 10, 2022, a man was struck and killed in a pedestrian accident on I-30 at almost 6 am. Police first received a call stating that a man was walking in the express lanes of I-30 wearing dark clothing. Five minutes later, a trucking accident was reported when an 18-wheeler struck a pedestrian in the left lane of I-30 at the same location as the previous call. The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. The accident is currently under investigation.

Dallas Truck Accidents Often Lead To Fatalities

There are over 11 million semi-trucks registered to operate on the roads. At any given time of day, there are over 3.5 million 18-wheelers operating on the road. With so many of these large vehicles on the roads at all times, it is easy to understand how truck accidents happen.

Semi-trucks are about five times as long and weigh up to 12 times more than your average passenger vehicle. The size and weight alone are enough to cause severe damage to a passenger vehicle. As with the accident stated above, pedestrian accidents involving semi-trucks nearly always result in the death of the pedestrian.

Accident victims in trucking accidents often have catastrophic injuries. These life-changing injuries can result in the need for extensive medical treatments and lifelong care. Recovering from the injuries may take longer than less severe injuries and many injuries may require extended therapy sessions to regain functions and use of different injured body parts.

If you have been injured by a truck, it’s in your best interest to speak with a Dallas personal injury lawyer about making a claim for compensation. When you work with an attorney, the claim process becomes less of a strain, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

What Will A Personal Injury Lawyer Do For Me?

When you have a personal injury, there are many things that you must do to file a successful claim for compensation. When you have legal representation, your lawyer will:

  • Investigate the accident to establish fault
  • Work with your medical care providers to understand the extent of your injuries
  • Manage all interactions with the insurance company
  • Prepare all documents for the compensation claim
  • Review all types of compensation that you are entitled to for your losses
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Arrive at a settlement agreement that is most beneficial to you
  • Take the claim to trial if the insurance company is not treating you fairly

No Matter Your Accident Type, Trust Genthe Law Firm to Fight for You!

When you have been injured in any type of accident you have many things to worry about. Having a personal injury attorney manage your claim relieves an abundance of stress, which helps you focus on making a recovery from your injuries.

Let the personal injury lawyers of Genthe Law Firm guide you towards successful recovery from third-parties and insurance companies. The best part about working with us is our Genthe Guarantee that means you don’t have to worry about payment until we recover.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.