Linn, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Linn, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Linn, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating repercussions that go far beyond a normal car accident. After receiving an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real possibility that you are facing a mountain of medical expenses and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were hurt because of another person's reckless actions, you do not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and committed Linn, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and help you recover the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck driver or trucking company's carelessness, call our Linn, 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 Linn, MO motor vehicle accident can cause disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at especially high risk owing to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks account for just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were associated with 13.2 percent of fatal wrecks. 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.

Linn, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have a tremendous obligation to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so high-risk, there are stringent rules that truck drivers and truck companies must observe. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to contact the Linn, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the recovery you are owed.

Who Can My Linn, 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 Linn, 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
    • Changing AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Not paying attention to the road ahead
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Failure to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were injured 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 obtaining justice for your injuries and full financial compensation.

The Truck Company

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

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are firm laws regarding 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 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 straight days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 straight day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Sadly, some Linn, 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 drowsy, it may be because they felt pressure from their bosses to complete a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, truck companies have an obligation to only hire professional drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operatea semi-truck. If a truck company hires a driver who is untrained, has a history of DWIs or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they are liable for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anyone that designs or produces trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any component they find to be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dictates that any part that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic observes a faulty part and does not repair it or does not fix it correctly, 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 affixed within the truck. Uneven weight distribution or shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo properly, they may be liable for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road such as potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can sometimes result in truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to keep our roadways safe and when they eschew that duty you may be able to hold them liable with the help of veteran and skilled Linn, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards insufficiently may also be held liable.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, then you absolutely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have costly insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to lower your financial recovery. The devastating consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to manage on your own. Your Linn, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are owed. Apart from handling insurance companies, seasoned and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from the truck's ca
    • Nearby surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and car crash experts to determine negligence and properly 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 Linn, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are entitled to. We charge 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.


Contact Your Linn, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been injured in a truck crash 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 costly medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's reckless actions. 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 discover more about how the Linn, 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.