Mexico, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Mexico, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Mexico, MO. Truck crashes cause devastating injuries. After receiving an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real likelihood that you are facing exorbitant medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further care. If you were hurt because of another person's reckless behavior, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and dedicated Mexico, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and help you receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, call our Mexico, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free case review.


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Mexico, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Mexico, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at particularly high risk because of the force that truck accidents carry both on city roads and on highways. Despite accounting for just under 5 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were involved in 13.2 percent of fatal accidents. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of of fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Trucks are on average 20-30 times larger than typical cars and take 20-40 percent more time to come to a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Mexico, MO are so perilous, there are strict rules that truck drivers and truck companies must comply with. When they break those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to reach out to the Mexico, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

Who Can My Mexico, 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 capable Mexico, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to evaluate truck accidents and find every party we can hold accountable. 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 caused by driver error. Examples of driver negligence:

  • 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 drowsy
  • Driving while drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Driving well over the speed limit

If you were injured because of a negligent truck driver, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to start on your journey getting full financial compensation for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as liable as Mexico, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks are in constant use and consequently they need to be maintained properly. While trucks are 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 is paramount for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have an obligation to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies suggest that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours can be worse than drunk driving. There are strict regulations regarding the amount of miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they are supposed 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 on duty all 14 of those hours;
  • A half-hour 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 having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some Mexico, MO truck companies care more about their profits than they do about keeping everyone safe. If a truck driver's drowsy driving caused your injuries, it's possible that they felt pressure from their bosses to finish a delivery even when it violates federal regulations.

Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. 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

Anyone involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of trucks has a duty to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that any component that creates "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic notices a faulty component and does not fix it or does not repair it adequately, 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 cargo is safely secured within the truck. Shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company neglected to guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, they may be liable for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road including broken pavement, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have a duty 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 accomplished and skilled Mexico, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies that fixed the hazards insufficiently may also be included in your claim.

Is it Worth it to Get Mexico, MO 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 highly-paid defense teams that will put a lot of hours into trying to lower how much money you get. The ruinous repercussions of truck accidents go well beyond a typical fender bender that you might be able to deal with yourself. Your Mexico, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law know how to prove exactly how much you are owed and why. Other than fighting back against insurance companies, seasoned and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video footage from the truck's cab
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • Eyewitness testimony
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle the entire legal process
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle accident experts to determine liability and correctly determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep in constant communication with you
  • Take your case to trial if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Mexico, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you deserve. You owe us no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

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If you have been injured in a truck accident 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 exorbitant medical bills and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight by your side to secure you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to discover more about how the Mexico, 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.