Fulton, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Fulton, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Fulton, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic repercussions that go well beyond a standard car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real possibility that you might have to deal with a mountain of medical expenses and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were hurt because of somebody else's reckless behavior, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and dedicated Fulton, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and win you the compensation you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, call our Fulton, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Fulton, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Fulton, MO motor vehicle accident can cause catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at especially high risk because of the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks account for just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were part of 13.2 percent of traffic related fatalities. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent 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 Fulton, MO are so perilous, there are stringent regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to get in touch with the Fulton, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

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

Each truck accident is different, and who we can hold accountable depends on how and why your specific crash happened. The knowledgeable and dependable Fulton, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law will conduct a full investigation into your crash to find every party we can hold accountable. Below are some of the people and organizations our truck crash lawyers may be able to hold accountable for your injuries.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, almost 90 percent of truck accidents are the result of driver error. Examples of when a truck driver may be found liable are:

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

If you were harmed because of a negligent truck driver, call HK Law'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting fair financial compensation for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as liable as Fulton, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks ordinarily drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and as such they need to be maintained properly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. That's why systematic maintenance and repairs is paramount for the safety for everyone on the road.

In addition, truck companies have an obligation to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are firm regulations regarding 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 not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours off duty, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • A 30-minute 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.

Regrettably, some Fulton, MO truck companies care more about their bottom line than they do about keeping everyone safe. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it's possible that they obligated to finish a delivery even when it violates federal regulations.

Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who is untrained, has a history of traffic violation 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 an obligation to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any device that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic notices a safety hazard and does not correct it, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them responsible.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced. Uneven weight distribution could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company did not load their cargo properly, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road including broken pavement, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them liable with the help of veteran and skilled Fulton, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors hired to repair the hazards insufficiently may also be included in your claim.

Do I Need Fulton, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you unquestionably 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 financial recovery. The ruinous ramifications of truck accidents go well beyond a typical claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Fulton, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you deserve. In addition to dealing with insurance companies, accomplished and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle the entire legal process
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and truck collision experts to determine liability 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 Fulton, 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 injured in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the devoted and talented 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 owed. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to learn more about how the Fulton, 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.