Truck/18 Wheeler Accidents

Dallas personal injury attorney David Ragsdale represents truck/18 wheeler accident victims and their families who sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries due to the fault of a truck/18 wheeler driver.

Large trucks -- also called semis, Mack trucks, 18-wheelers, big rigs or tractor-trailers -- create dangerous driving conditions on roads due to the size of the trucks.  Large truck/18-wheeler crashes usually involve more severe injuries than other types of collisions. In a crash between a large truck and a family vehicle, the smaller car or truck will almost always sustain major damage due to the sheer force of the semi truck's weight and speed.

Most deaths, in large truck crashes, are passenger vehicle occupants.  According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, "a total of 3,660 people died in large truck crashes in 2014. 16 percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. The number of people who died in large truck crashes was 16 percent higher in 2014 than in 2009."

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident involving a truck/18wheeler, it is important to consider your legal options. Many truckers are employed by large corporations that often put delivery of their goods ahead of the safety of other motorists. 

After a collision, call the police to the accident scene and seek immediate medical treatment if you believe you may have been injured. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights.  Dallas injury attorney David Ragsdale will represent you to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and damages.  Contact Dallas truck/18 wheeler accident injury attorney David Ragsdale for a free consultation about your case.