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Truck Crash Lawyers in Harrisburg, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Harrisburg, MO. Truck crashes can have devastating repercussions that go far beyond a prototypical car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, you're probably facing excessive medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were harmed because of another person's negligence, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The accomplished and dedicated Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck driver or trucking company's recklessness, speak to our Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Harrisburg, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Harrisburg, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck accidents are at particularly high risk because of the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Even though trucks account for only under 5 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 13.2 percent of fatal accidents. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of of fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times bigger than conventional cars and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Harrisburg, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a colossal obligation to ensure everyone on the road is safe. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to contact the Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

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

Each truck accident is ]unique, and the liable parties will differ depending how and why your specific crash happened. The experienced and dependable Harrisburg, 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, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are the result of driver error. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting temperature settings or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road ahead
    • Lost in thought
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Reckless driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving well over the speed limit

If you were harmed because a truck driver did not do their job properly and disregarded your safety, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Harrisburg, MO roads that truck drivers do. Semi-trucks can drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and as such they need to be maintained properly. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Harrisburg, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to ensure every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have an obligation 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 firm regulations regarding how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. The regulations are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours off duty;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours not driving, even if they were not on duty 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 straight day period after being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Unfortunately, some Harrisburg, MO truck companies are concerned more about their bottom line than they do about keeping everyone safe. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was fatigued, it may be because they forced to keep driving even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires someone who does not have the appropriate license, has a history of traffic violation or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held to blame for not hiring a qualified driver.

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 says that any component that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a defective component and does not correct it, Halvorsen Klote'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. Shifting cargo can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company neglected to load their cargo properly, they may be at fault for your injuries.

A Governmental Entity

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of accomplished and talented Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards insufficiently may also be held liable.

Do I Need Harrisburg, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been harmed in a truck crash, then you definitely 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 devastating consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Other than handling the trucking company, experienced and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle crash experts to determine liability and correctly determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case to trial if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about retaining legal representation. 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 scope of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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

If you have been injured in a truck accident because someone else was negligent, the devoted and skilled truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about exorbitant medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight by your side to win you the recovery you deserve. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Harrisburg, 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.