Camdenton, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Camdenton, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Camdenton, MO. Truck accidents can have catastrophic consequences that go well beyond a typical car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing a mountain of medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further care. If you were harmed because of another person's negligence, there's no reason you should have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and committed Camdenton, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and get you the compensation you need 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 Camdenton, 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 Camdenton, 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 sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 13.2 percent of fatal wrecks. 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 come to a complete stop.

Camdenton, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an enormous duty to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are firm rules that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they break those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Camdenton, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are entitled to.

Who Can My Camdenton, 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 Camdenton, 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 otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Changing AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Paying attention to something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while drowsy
  • 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 hurt because a truck driver did not do their job properly and disregarded your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for your injuries and fair financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Camdenton, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks generally drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can come into disrepair frequently. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Camdenton, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to verify every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are strict regulations concerning 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 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 straight days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some Camdenton, MO truck companies care 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.

Lastly, truck companies have an obligation 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 a driver who is untrained, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they are liable for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or manufactures trucks has an obligation to issue recalls on any component they find to be unsafe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that any device that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic sees a faulty component and does not repair it or does not fix it correctly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them liable.

The Shipping Company

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

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards like potholes, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can frequently cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of experienced and skilled Camdenton, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards inadequately may also be held liable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you definitely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have costly insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to minimize your compensation. The devastating consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Camdenton, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are owed. Aside from dealing with insurance companies, accomplished and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Close-by surveillance footage
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and car accident 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 to trial if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Camdenton, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you deserve. 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 variety 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 committed and savvy 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 recklessness. Let us fight on your behalf to win you the compensation you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to discover more about how the Camdenton, 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.