Bourbon, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Bourbon, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Bourbon, MO. Truck crashes can have devastating repercussions that go far beyond a typical car accident. After suffering an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you might have to deal with a mountain of medical costs and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further care. If you were harmed because of another person's negligence, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and devoted Bourbon, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and help you receive the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, call our Bourbon, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Bourbon, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk owing to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Even though trucks account for only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were part of 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 heavier than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Bourbon, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a colossal obligation to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are stringent rules that truck drivers and truck companies must comply 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 Bourbon, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you deserve.

Who Can My Bourbon, 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 Bourbon, 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
    • Using tobacco
    • Changing AC/Heat controls 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 correctly and didn't care about your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for your injuries and full financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Bourbon, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks usually drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can break down frequently. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Bourbon, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to guarantee every semi-truck's safety. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are firm laws about the number of 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 straight 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 consecutive 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 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some Bourbon, 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 drowsy, it may be because they obligated to complete a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Finally, truck companies have a responsibility to only hire qualified drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires somebody who is untrained, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they are liable for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anybody that designs or manufactures trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any component they find to be hazardous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dictates that any component that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic sees a faulty part and does not fix it or does not fix it sufficiently, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely secured within the truck. Uneven weight distribution or loose cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company did not load their cargo properly, they may be to blame for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards including potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can occasionally leads to truck accidents. Governments have a duty to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable Bourbon, 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 harmed in a truck accident, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to minimize your financial recovery. The devastating ramifications of truck accidents go well beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to manage on your own. Your Bourbon, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you are entitled to. Besides handling insurance companies, experienced and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from the truck's ca
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and auto wreck experts to determine liability and correctly calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Bourbon, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you are entitled to. We charge no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide range 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 injured in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the devoted and talented truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about outrageous medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight by your side to win you the recovery you are entitled to. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to learn more about how the Bourbon, 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.