Hermann, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Hermann, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Hermann, MO. Truck crashes can have ruinous repercussions that go well beyond a normal car accident. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing excessive medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further treatment. If you were harmed because of another person's reckless behavior, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and committed Hermann, 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 affected by a truck driver or trucking company's negligence, call our Hermann, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a free case review.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Hermann, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk owing to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Despite accounting for just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were associated with 13.2 percent of fatal crashes. 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 more massive than typical vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to come to a complete stop.

Hermann, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an immense responsibility to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so high-risk, there are strict regulations 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 Hermann, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the compensation you deserve.

Who Can My Hermann, 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 Hermann, 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 otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Paying attention to something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while drunk or 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 correctly and disregarded your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in winning justice for your injuries and great financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Hermann, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks frequently drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and as such can break down rapidly. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to ensure every semi-truck's safety. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility 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 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 consecutive 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 straight day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Sadly, some Hermann, 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 fatigued, it may be because they forced to complete a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Lastly, truck companies have a responsibility to only hire professional drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operatea semi-truck. 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 to blame 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 dangerous. 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 sees a defective component and does not repair it or does not repair it sufficiently, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them responsible.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely fixed within the truck. Unequal weight distribution or loose cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company did not load their cargo properly, they may be responsible for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road such as potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can occasionally result in truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them liable with the help of veteran and skilled Hermann, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards incorrectly 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 they can to lessen your financial recovery. The ruinous repercussions of truck accidents go far beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Hermann, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. Apart from handling insurance companies, accomplished and talented truck crash lawyers will:

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

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

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide array 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 devoted and skilled truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about outrageous medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's recklessness. Let us fight for you to secure you the recovery you deserve. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to find out more about how the Hermann, 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.