Chamois, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Chamois, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Chamois, MO. Truck accidents can have catastrophic consequences that go far beyond a normal car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real possibility that you are facing a mountain of medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were hurt because of another person's recklessness, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and committed Chamois, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and win you 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 recklessness, call our Chamois, 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 Chamois, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at extremely high risk because of the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. 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 crashes. 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 more massive than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to reach a complete stop.

Chamois, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an important responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so dangerous, there are strict regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must act in accordance with. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Chamois, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are owed.

Who Can My Chamois, 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 Chamois, 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
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting AC/Heat settings 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 injured because a truck driver did not do their job adequately 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 full financial compensation.

The Truck Company

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

In addition, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are strict regulations about the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they need 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 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.

Sadly, some Chamois, 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 forced to complete a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Lastly, truck companies have a duty to only contract professional drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires a driver who does not have the appropriate license, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held to blame for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

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

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a faulty part and does not fix it or does not fix it properly, 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 fixed within the truck. Unequal weight distribution or loose cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company neglected to 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 cause truck accidents. Governments have a duty to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they fail in that duty you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of veteran and knowledgeable Chamois, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards insufficiently may also be held accountable.

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 expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to lessen your financial recovery. The ruinous ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to manage on your own. Your Chamois, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you deserve. Besides dealing with insurance companies, experienced and skilled truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from the truck's ca
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • 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 truck crash experts to determine negligence and correctly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Chamois, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you deserve. You owe us no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

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


Contact Your Chamois, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been hurt in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the dedicated and savvy truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about outrageous medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's recklessness. Let us fight by your side to win you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to learn more about how the Chamois, 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.