High Hill, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in High Hill, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers High Hill, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating ramifications that go far 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 bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional treatment. If you were harmed because of someone else's reckless actions, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The experienced and dedicated High Hill, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and win you 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 High Hill, 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 High Hill, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at especially high risk due to the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were part of 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 bigger than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to reach a complete stop.

High Hill, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a massive obligation to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so high-risk, there are strict regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they do not respect those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to get in touch with the High Hill, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are owed.

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

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable High Hill, 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
    • Tobacco use
    • Adjusting AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Failure 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 didn't care about 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 High Hill, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks generally drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can break down rapidly. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the High Hill, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to verify every semi-truck's safety. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are stringent regulations concerning the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they need 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 straight day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some High Hill, 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 tired, 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 an obligation to only contract qualified drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operatea 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, any company that designs or manufactures trucks has a responsibility to issue recalls on any component they find to be hazardous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dictates that any part 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 fix it or does not repair it properly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely secured within the truck. Unequal weight distribution or unattached cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and harm 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 like potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can occasionally cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they fail in that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of experienced and talented High Hill, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards inadequately may also be held responsible.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, 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 decrease your financial recovery. The catastrophic repercussions of truck accidents go well beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to handle yourself. Your High Hill, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you are entitled to. Other than dealing with insurance companies, veteran and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's ca
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle crash experts to determine negligence and properly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

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

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If you have been harmed in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the devoted and knowledgeable 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 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 High Hill, 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.