Barnhart, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Barnhart, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Barnhart, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic ramifications that go far beyond a standard car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real possibility that you might have to deal with a mountain of medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were injured because of another person's recklessness, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and devoted Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, call our Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a free case review.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Barnhart, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at particularly high risk due to the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks account for only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 13.2 percent of fatal accidents. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times larger than standard vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Barnhart, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an enormous obligation to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are stringent laws that truck drivers and truck companies must act in accordance with. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to get in touch with the Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you are entitled to.

Who Can My Barnhart, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Find Liable for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to evaluate truck accidents and determine liability. Below are some of the parties our truck crash lawyers may be able to hold accountable for your injuries.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, 87 percent of truck accident are caused by driver error. Examples of when a truck driver may be found negligent are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Adjusting AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Paying attention to something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were harmed because a truck driver did not do their job properly and didn't care about your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in obtaining justice for your injuries and great financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Barnhart, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks often drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can come into disrepair frequently. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to ensure every semi-truck's safety. That's why systematic maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have an obligation to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are firm rules about how many miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed to take breaks. The standard rules are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours off duty, even if they were not driving all 14 of those hours;
  • A 30-minute driving break if a truck driver has driven more than eight straight hours without a 30-minute break;
  • A 60/70-hour limit in 7/8 consecutive days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 straight day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Unfortunately, some Barnhart, MO truck companies are concerned more about their miles than they do about doing what's right. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was fatigued, it may be because they felt pressure from their bosses to finish a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, truck companies have a duty to only hire professional drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who is untrained, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or produces trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any device they find to be unsafe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any part that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic notices a defective part and does not fix it or does not repair it correctly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely fastened within the truck. Uneven weight distribution or shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and hurt you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo properly, they may be at fault for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road like broken pavement, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can sometimes result in truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to keep our roadways safe and when they fail in that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of accomplished and talented Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards poorly may also be held responsible.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck crash, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to lessen your compensation. The devastating ramifications of truck accidents go well beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you deserve. Aside from handling insurance companies, accomplished and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The accident site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and truck crash experts to determine liability and suitably calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you are entitled to. You owe us no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide array of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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If you have been harmed in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the committed and savvy truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about exorbitant medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight by your side to secure you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to find out more about how the Barnhart, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote can help you.


Joel Halvorsen

Joel Halvorsen

Attorney at Law

Joel Halvorsen and his partner Greg Klote founded the Halvorsen Klote law firm on the principle that injured people and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation as large insurance companies.


Greg Klote

Greg Klote

Attorney at Law

Greg Klote is a partner and founder of Halvorsen Klote.

Greg has successfully fought for people who were injured through no fault of their own. He became a lawyer to help make a difference in the lives of those who have been wronged and treated unfairly.


Samantha Orlowski

Samantha Orlowski

Attorney at Law

Samantha Orlowski is a practicing attorney Halvorsen Klote.

Samantha joined Halvorsen Klote in 2018 as a law clerk and has since become a practicing attorney. Sam's number one priority is to provide individualized experiences for each client to achieve the best results.