Jefferson City, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Jefferson City, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Jefferson City, MO. Truck crashes cause devastating injuries. After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, you're probably facing a mountain of medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional treatment. If you were harmed because of somebody else's reckless behavior, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The experienced and devoted Jefferson City, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, reach out to our Jefferson City, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.


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Jefferson City, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Jefferson City, MO motor vehicle accident can cause devastating injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck crashes are at particularly high risk due to the force that truck accidents carry at even low speeds. Even though trucks make up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses caused 13.2 percent of fatal wrecks. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of passenger vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times more massive than standard cars and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Because truck accidents in Jefferson City, MO are so perilous, there are strict regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to contact the Jefferson City, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

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

The circumstances of each crash are different, and who we can hold accountable depends on on what caused the crash. The talented and trustworthy Jefferson City, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will conduct a full investigation into your crash to determine liability. Below are, in general, some of the parties that are liable in truck crashes.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, almost 90 percent of truck accidents are the result of driver error. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting temperature controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road of them
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots
  • Speeding

If you were hurt because of a negligent truck driver, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in obtaining full financial compensation for all of your damages.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Jefferson City, MO roads that truck drivers do. Semi-trucks are in constant use and consequently can come into disrepair rapidly. While trucks are pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Jefferson City, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs is essential for the safety for everyone on the road.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies indicate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are stringent laws regarding how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. 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 not driving, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • A half-hour driving break after eight hours straight hours of driving;
  • 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.

Unfortunately, some Jefferson City, MO truck companies care more about their profits than they do about the public's and their own driver's safety. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it's possible that they forced to keep driving even when it violates federal regulations.

Lastly, truck companies have a duty to only contract qualified drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operate a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who is untrained, has a history of drunk driving or has another criminal conviction that precludes them from driving a truck, they can be held to blame for not hiring a qualified driver.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anyone that designs or produces trucks has an obligation to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dictates that any component that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a safety hazard and does not fix it or does not fix it properly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers can also file a claim against them.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced. Uneven weight distribution can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo correctly, they may be at fault for your injuries.

A Governmental Entity

Roadway hazards including broken pavement, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they fail in that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of veteran and talented Jefferson City, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies hired to repair the hazards insufficiently may also be included in your claim.

Do I Need Jefferson City, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If a negligent person or organization injured you, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have highly-paid defense teams that will do everything they can to decrease how much money you get. The catastrophic ramifications of truck accidents go far beyond a typical claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your Jefferson City, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to effectively value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. In addition to dealing with the trucking company, veteran and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Obtain and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and truck wreck experts to determine negligence and properly determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep in constant communication with you
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Jefferson City, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about retaining legal representation. 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 what other cases we take on.


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If you have been harmed in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the dedicated 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 reckless behavior. Let us fight by your side to win you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Jefferson City, 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.