Farmington, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Farmington, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Farmington, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic ramifications that go well beyond a prototypical car crash. After receiving an injury 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 somebody else's reckless behavior, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and dedicated Farmington, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and help you receive the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, call our Farmington, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Farmington, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk due to the mere 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 associated with 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 more massive than typical vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Farmington, 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 laws that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to contact the Farmington, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you are owed.

Who Can My Farmington, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Responsible for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable Farmington, 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
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Failure to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were hurt because a truck driver did not do their job correctly and disregarded your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for your injuries and great financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Farmington, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks usually drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can come into disrepair rapidly. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to confirm every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs must be a priority for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are strict rules concerning 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 consecutive 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.

Regrettably, some Farmington, 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 finish a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, 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 someone who does not have the proper license, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they are liable for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anyone that designs or produces trucks has an obligation to issue recalls on any device they find to be hazardous. 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 sees a faulty component 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 properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely affixed within the truck. Unequal 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 liable for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can frequently leads to truck accidents. Governments have an obligation 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 accomplished and knowledgeable Farmington, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards poorly 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 in their power to minimize your financial recovery. The ruinous repercussions of truck accidents go well beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Farmington, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you deserve. In addition to dealing with insurance companies, experienced and skilled truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from inside the truck
    • Close-by surveillance footage
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The accident site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and car wreck experts to determine liability and suitably calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Farmington, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are owed. 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.


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

If you have been injured 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 costly medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight by your side to secure you the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to find out more about how the Farmington, 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.