Holts Summit, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Holts Summit, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Holts Summit, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic consequences that go well beyond a prototypical car accident. 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 further treatment. If you were harmed because of another person's negligence, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and committed Holts Summit, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and win you the compensation you need 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 Holts Summit, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a free case evaluation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Holts Summit, MO motor vehicle accident can result in devastating injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at particularly high risk due to the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Despite making up just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 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 heavier than standard vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Holts Summit, 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 dangerous, there are firm laws that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Holts Summit, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you deserve.

Who Can My Holts Summit, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Responsible for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable Holts Summit, 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 in front
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • 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 securing justice for your injuries and fair financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Holts Summit, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks typically drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and because of that can break down rapidly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to verify every semi-truck's safety. That's why regular maintenance and repairs should be a priority for truck companies.

Furthermore, truck companies have a duty to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are stringent rules regarding 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 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 straight hours without a 30-minute break;
  • A 60/70-hour limit in 7/8 straight days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some Holts Summit, 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 complete a delivery even when they were not reasonably able to.

Lastly, truck companies have a duty to only contract professional 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 are liable for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

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

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a faulty component and does not fix it or does not fix it correctly, 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 fastened within the truck. Unbalanced weight distribution or shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and hurt you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo correctly, they may be responsible for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards including broken pavement, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can frequently leads to 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 veteran and talented Holts Summit, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards incorrectly may also be held accountable.

Do I Need 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 expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to minimize your financial recovery. The catastrophic consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Holts Summit, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. Besides dealing with insurance companies, experienced and skilled truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from inside the truck
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle wreck experts to determine liability and properly calculate the value of your claim
  • 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 Holts Summit, 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.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience fighting and winning a wide scope of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


Contact Your Holts Summit, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the committed and savvy 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 reckless behavior. Let us fight on your behalf to secure you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to find out more about how the Holts Summit, 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.