Concord, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Concord, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Concord, MO. Truck crashes cause devastating injuries. After being injured in a truck accident, you're probably facing a mountain of medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further care. If you were harmed because of somebody else's recklessness, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The accomplished and committed Concord, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and help you receive the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, reach out to our Concord, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a no-risk, no-obligation case review.


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Concord, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Concord, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck accidents are at particularly high risk due to the force that truck accidents carry at even low speeds. Despite making up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses caused 13.2 percent of traffic related fatalities. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of of fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times more massive than passenger cars and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Because truck accidents in Concord, MO are so dangerous, there are stringent laws that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to reach out to the Concord, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

Who Can My Concord, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Accountable for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The knowledgeable and dependable Concord, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to evaluate truck accidents and find every party we can hold accountable. The following are, in general, some of the parties that are liable in truck crashes.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are caused by driver error. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Adjusting temperature controls or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Lost in thought
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were harmed because of a negligent truck driver, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as liable as Concord, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks frequently drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they need to be maintained properly. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Concord, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to guarantee every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs is essential for the safety for everyone on the road.

In addition, truck companies have a responsibility to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies suggest that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours can be worse than drunk driving. There are stringent rules regarding how many 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 consecutive hours not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours off duty, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • A half-hour driving break after eight hours straight hours of driving;
  • A 60/70-hour limit in 7/8 straight days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 straight day period after being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Unfortunately, some Concord, MO truck companies care more about their profits than they do about keeping everyone safe. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it may be because they forced to keep driving even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires a driver who is untrained, has a history of DWIs or has another criminal conviction that precludes them from driving a truck, they can be held accountable for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Anyone involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of trucks has a duty to make sure they are safe to reach the market. 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 component and does not correct it, Halvorsen Klote's truck crash lawyers can also file a claim against them.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the truck will not roll over and cargo will not spill out. Shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company failed to guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, they may be at fault for your injuries.

A Governmental Entity

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can frequently leads to truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they eschew that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of veteran and knowledgeable Concord, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors hired to repair the hazards poorly may also be held responsible.

Is it Worth it to Get Concord, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have highly-paid defense teams that will put a lot of hours into trying to lower your compensation. The devastating ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to handle yourself. Your Concord, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. In addition to fighting back against the trucking company, veteran and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and truck accident experts to determine negligence and correctly determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep in constant communication with you
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Concord, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about hiring a lawyer. 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 hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the committed and skilled 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 negligence. Let us fight for you to secure you the compensation you are entitled to. Speak to an attorney today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Concord, 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.