Hallsville, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Hallsville, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Hallsville, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating repercussions that go far beyond a standard car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real likelihood that you are facing excessive medical costs and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further care. If you were injured because of another person's reckless actions, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and devoted Hallsville, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and help you recover the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a truck driver or trucking company's recklessness, call our Hallsville, 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 Hallsville, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at especially high risk because of the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Even though trucks make up just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 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 bigger than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop.

Hallsville, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a tremendous obligation to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so high-risk, there are stringent laws 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 Hallsville, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the recovery you are entitled to.

Who Can My Hallsville, 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 Hallsville, 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 settings or the radio
    • Not paying attention to the road ahead
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

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

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Hallsville, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks frequently 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 Hallsville, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to ensure every semi-truck's safety. That's why systematic maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

In addition, 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 strict laws concerning how many 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 consecutive hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight 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 consecutive 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.

Unfortunately, some Hallsville, MO truck companies are concerned 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 felt pressure from their bosses to finish a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, truck companies have a responsibility to only contract qualified 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 correct license, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anybody 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 component that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a faulty part and does not repair it or does not repair it adequately, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely affixed within the truck. Unbalanced weight distribution or loose cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and hurt you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo correctly, they may be to blame for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards including broken pavement, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can frequently result in truck accidents. Governments have a duty to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they eschew that duty you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of experienced and knowledgeable Hallsville, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards insufficiently may also be held accountable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck crash, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to minimize your financial recovery. The catastrophic ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to manage yourself. Your Hallsville, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you are entitled to. Other than handling insurance companies, accomplished and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's ca
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and auto crash experts to determine liability and suitably calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Hallsville, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you deserve. We charge no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience arguing and winning a wide variety 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 injured in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the dedicated and knowledgeable 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 recklessness. Let us fight on your behalf to secure you the compensation you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to learn more about how the Hallsville, 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.