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Truck Crash Lawyers in Marlborough, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Marlborough, MO. Truck accidents cause devastating injuries. After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, you're probably facing a mountain of medical costs and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were injured because of another person's recklessness, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and committed Marlborough, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and get you the compensation you are owed. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck driver or trucking company's carelessness, call our Marlborough, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.


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Marlborough, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Marlborough, MO motor vehicle accident can result in devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at extremely high risk owing to the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks make up just under 5 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 13.2 percent of fatal wrecks. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of people killed in truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times bigger than passenger cars and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Because truck accidents in Marlborough, MO are so perilous, there are firm regulations that truck drivers and truck companies must act in accordance with. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to contact the Marlborough, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

Who Can My Marlborough, 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 knowledgeable and trustworthy Marlborough, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law will conduct a full investigation into your crash to find every party we can hold accountable. Below are some of the people and organizations our truck crash lawyers may be able to hold accountable for your injuries.

The Driver

According to the Federal Motor Safety Administration, nearly nine-tenths of truck accidents are the result of negligent driving. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Tobacco use
    • Changing temperature controls or the radio
    • Not focusing on the road in front
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Drunk driving, or being under the influence of drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving well over the speed limit

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

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Marlborough, MO roads that truck drivers do. Semi-trucks are in constant use and because of that the company needs to stay up to date on repairs. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to ensure every semi-truck's safety. That's why scheduled maintenance and repairs should be a priority for the safety for everyone on the road.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies demonstrate that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are firm regulations regarding the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed to take breaks. The regulations are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 straight hours off duty, even if they were not driving the entire time;
  • 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 being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Sadly, some Marlborough, MO truck companies care more about their miles than they do about the public's and their own driver's safety. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was drowsy, it may be because they obligated to complete a delivery even when it violates federal regulations.

Lastly, truck companies have an obligation to only hire qualified drivers. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operate a semi-truck. If a truck company hires somebody who is untrained, has a history of traffic violation or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for not hiring a qualified driver.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anyone that designs or produces trucks has a responsibility to issue recalls on any device they find to be hazardous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any component that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic sees a safety hazard and does not correct it, Halvorsen Klote'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 could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company did not guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards such as potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can occasionally result in truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they fail in that duty you may be able to make a claim against them with the help of veteran and knowledgeable Marlborough, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies that fixed the hazards poorly may also be held responsible.

Do I Need Marlborough, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If a negligent person or organization injured you, then you definitely 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 ruinous consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to handle on your own. Your Marlborough, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Apart from standing up to the trucking company, veteran and skilled truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from the truck's cab
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • Eyewitness depositions
    • Police reports
    • The accident site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and car collision experts to determine liability and properly calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Marlborough, MO truck crash lawyers know that with medical bills and lost wages, you may be nervous about hiring a lawyer. 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 range of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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

If you have been injured in a truck accident because someone else was negligent, the dedicated and talented 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 negligence. Let us fight for you to secure you the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Marlborough, 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.