Lebanon, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Lebanon, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Lebanon, MO. Truck accidents can have catastrophic consequences that go far beyond a standard car crash. After being injured in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing a mountain of medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were harmed because of somebody else's reckless behavior, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and dedicated Lebanon, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you 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 carelessness, call our Lebanon, 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 Lebanon, MO motor vehicle accident can cause disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at especially high risk because of the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Despite making up just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were part of 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 larger than conventional vehicles and take 20-40 percent longer to reach a complete stop.

Lebanon, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a massive duty to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so dangerous, 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 reach out to the Lebanon, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the recovery you are entitled to.

Who Can My Lebanon, 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 Lebanon, 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
    • Tobacco use
    • Changing AC/Heat settings 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 adequately and didn't care about your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in getting justice for your injuries and great financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Lebanon, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks can drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can break down frequently. 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 systematic maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

Additionally, 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 can be worse than drunk driving. There are strict rules concerning the number 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 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 consecutive 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.

Sadly, some Lebanon, 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 tired, it may be because they forced to finish a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

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

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

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

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a faulty component and does not repair it or does not fix it properly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them liable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely fastened within the truck. Unequal weight distribution or unfixed 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

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 eschew that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of experienced and skilled Lebanon, 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 harmed in a truck accident, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have high-priced insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to lower your financial recovery. The devastating repercussions of truck accidents go far beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to handle yourself. Your Lebanon, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are entitled to. Besides handling insurance companies, experienced and skilled truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from inside the truck
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • 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 liability and properly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case to trial if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

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

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience arguing and winning a wide variety 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 harmed in a truck crash through no fault of your own, the devoted and talented 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 on your behalf to win you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online to learn more about how the Lebanon, 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.