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Truck Crash Lawyers in Moscow Mills, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Moscow Mills, MO. Truck accidents cause devastating injuries. After receiving an injury in a truck accident, you're probably facing a mountain of medical bills and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were hurt because of another person's negligence, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The accomplished and committed Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight by your side and win you the compensation you are owed. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, reach out to our Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.


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Moscow Mills, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Moscow Mills, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to devastating injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at particularly high risk owing to the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Despite making up just 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses caused 13.2 percent of fatal accidents. 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 more massive than conventional cars and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Moscow Mills, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an enormous responsibility to ensure everyone on the road is safe. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote to stand up the the trucking company and insurance company.

Who Can My Moscow Mills, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Hold Responsible for My Injuries?

The circumstances of each crash are different, and who we can hold accountable depends on on what caused the crash. The experienced and capable Moscow Mills, 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, 87 percent of truck accidents are caused by negligent driving. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or otherwise using their phone
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Changing climate controls or the radio
    • Focusing on something on the side of the road
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Driving while intoxicated or otherwise impaired
  • Reckless driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving too fast for road conditions

If you were harmed because of a negligent truck driver, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to take the first step in securing a full financial recovery for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Moscow Mills, MO roads that truck drivers do. Semi-trucks are in constant use and because of that they need to be maintained properly. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the Moscow Mills, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. That's why scheduled maintenance and repairs is paramount for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not obligate them to drive too long. Some studies demonstrate that driving with less than four hours sleep within 24 hours can be worse than drunk driving. There are firm laws regarding how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. The regulations are:

  • An 11-hour driving limit after 10 consecutive hours not driving;
  • A 14-hour driving limit followed by 10 consecutive hours not driving, 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 being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Regrettably, some Moscow Mills, MO truck companies are worried more about their miles than they do about doing what's right. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was fatigued, it may be because they felt pressure from their bosses 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 drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who does not have the correct license, has a history of traffic violation or has another criminal conviction that precludes them from driving a truck, they are liable for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or manufactures trucks has a responsibility 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 taken off the market.

Similarly, if a mechanic sees a safety hazard and does not correct it, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them liable.

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, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards including potholes, loose guard rails or defective traffic lights can cause truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to keep our roadways safe and when they fail in that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of accomplished and knowledgeable Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers. Construction companies hired to repair the hazards inadequately may also be held accountable.

Is it Worth it to Get Moscow Mills, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If a negligent person or organization injured you, 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 devastating consequences of truck accidents go well beyond a normal claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with without an attorney. Your Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote know how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you are entitled to. Besides dealing with insurance companies, accomplished and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and assess evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Video from the truck's cab
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Handle all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and truck wreck experts to determine negligence and properly calculate the value of your case
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your claim
  • Take your case to trial if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are owed. You owe us no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.

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If you have been hurt in a truck crash because someone else was negligent, the committed and skilled 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 for you to win you the compensation you are entitled to. Speak to an attorney today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to learn more about how the Moscow Mills, 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.