Fayette, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Fayette, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Fayette, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating repercussions that go well beyond a standard car crash. After sustaining 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 treatment. If you were hurt because of someone else's negligence, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and devoted Fayette, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and help you recover the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck driver or trucking company's recklessness, call our Fayette, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a free consultation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Fayette, MO motor vehicle accident can result in catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk due to the sheer 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 associated with 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 standard vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Fayette, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an important obligation to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so dangerous, there are stringent regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When they break those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Fayette, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you are owed.

Who Can My Fayette, 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 Fayette, 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
    • Adjusting AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road in front
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • 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 harmed because a truck driver did not do their job properly and didn't care about your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in winning justice for your injuries and great financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Fayette, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks often drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can break down rapidly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Fayette, 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 paramount for truck companies.

Furthermore, 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 stringent regulations about the amount 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 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 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some Fayette, 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 tired, it may be because they forced to complete a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Lastly, truck companies have a responsibility to only hire professional 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 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, any company that designs or manufactures trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any device they find to be hazardous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any component that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a faulty component and does not repair it or does not repair it properly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them responsible.

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 harm you. If the shipping company neglected to load their cargo correctly, they may be to blame for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards like broken pavement, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can sometimes result in truck accidents. Governments have a duty to keep our roadways safe and when they eschew that duty you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of veteran and talented Fayette, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards inadequately may also be held accountable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been hurt in a truck crash, then you definitely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to decrease your compensation. The ruinous consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to manage yourself. Your Fayette, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you are owed. Besides handling insurance companies, experienced and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's ca
    • 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 motor vehicle crash experts to determine negligence and properly calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Fayette, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you are owed. 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 scope of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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

If you have been harmed 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 bills and lost wages because of somebody else's recklessness. Let us fight for you to secure you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to learn more about how the Fayette, 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.