Florissant, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Florissant, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Florissant, MO. Truck crashes can have devastating ramifications that go far beyond a typical car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, you're probably facing excessive medical expenses and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were harmed because of someone else's recklessness, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and devoted Florissant, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, call our Florissant, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.


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Florissant, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Florissant, MO motor vehicle accident can cause catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at extremely high risk owing to the force that truck accidents carry both on city roads and on highways. Even though trucks make 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, 72 percent of of fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times heavier than typical cars and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Because truck accidents in Florissant, MO are so dangerous, there are firm regulations 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 reach out to the Florissant, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are entitled to.

Who Can My Florissant, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Find Liable for My Injuries?

The circumstances of each crash are ]unique, and who we can hold accountable depends on on what caused the crash. The talented and trustworthy Florissant, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will conduct a full investigation into your crash to find every party we can hold accountable. Below 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 negligent driving. Examples of when a truck driver may be found liable are:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Changing AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road ahead
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Driving while drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots
  • 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'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in winning justice for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as negligent as Florissant, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks usually drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that they need to be maintained properly. While trucks can be 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 paramount for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies indicate that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are strict laws regarding 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 straight hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 consecutive hours not driving, even if they were not driving all 14 of those hours;
  • A 30-minute driving break after eight hours straight hours of driving;
  • 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.

Unfortunately, some Florissant, MO truck companies are concerned more about their miles 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.

Finally, truck companies have a duty to only hire professional drivers. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires somebody who is untrained, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held accountable for not hiring a qualified driver.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anyone 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 part that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a safety hazard and does not repair it or does not fix it adequately, Halvorsen Klote's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them liable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the cargo is safely fastened within the truck. Uneven weight distribution can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company failed to guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, you can also file a claim against them.

A Governmental Entity

Dangers in the road such as potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can frequently result in truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to design and maintain roadways safely and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of experienced and talented Florissant, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies hired to repair the hazards incorrectly may also be included in your claim.

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

If a negligent person or organization injured you, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to lower how much money you get. The devastating consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to manage without an attorney. Your Florissant, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Aside from handling the trucking company, experienced and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from the truck's cab
    • Close-by surveillance footage
    • Eyewitness depositions
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and auto accident experts to determine liability and suitably calculate the value of your damages
  • 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 Florissant, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you are owed. You owe us no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.

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If you have been hurt in a truck accident because someone else was negligent, the dedicated 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 negligence. Let us fight by your side to secure you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to find out more about how the Florissant, 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.