Harrisburg, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Harrisburg, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Harrisburg, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic repercussions that go well beyond a prototypical car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you might have to deal with excessive medical costs and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were hurt because of somebody else's reckless behavior, there's no reason you should have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and committed Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and get you the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, call our Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary consultation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Harrisburg, MO motor vehicle accident can result in catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at particularly high risk owing to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks account for 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 bigger than standard vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to come to a complete stop.

Harrisburg, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a colossal duty to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are stringent regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must act in accordance with. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to reach out to the Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you deserve.

Who Can My Harrisburg, 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 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, 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 controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road ahead
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

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

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Harrisburg, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks generally drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can break down frequently. 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 confirm every semi-truck's safety. That's why systematic maintenance and repairs need to be a priority for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have an obligation to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies indicate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are strict laws about 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 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.

Unfortunately, some Harrisburg, 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 drowsy, it may be because they felt pressure from their bosses to finish 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 someone who does not have the appropriate license, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anybody that designs or produces trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any device they find to be unsafe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dictates that any component that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a defective part and does not fix it or does not fix it properly, 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 and the cargo is safely fastened within the truck. Unequal weight distribution or shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and harm you. If the shipping company neglected to load their cargo properly, they may be at fault for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can frequently cause truck accidents. Governments have a duty to keep our roadways safe and when they fail in that duty you may be able to hold them liable with the help of veteran and talented Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards insufficiently may also be held liable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been harmed in a truck crash, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to lessen your financial recovery. The ruinous repercussions of truck accidents go far beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. Other than dealing with insurance companies, accomplished and knowledgeable 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
  • Oversee all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and car crash experts to determine negligence and correctly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

Our Harrisburg, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are entitled to. You owe us no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

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If you have been injured in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the committed and knowledgeable 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 recovery you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to learn 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.


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.