Moscow Mills, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Moscow Mills, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Moscow Mills, MO. Truck crashes can have catastrophic repercussions that go well beyond a standard car crash. After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real chance that you are facing excessive medical costs and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of further treatment. If you were injured because of another person's reckless actions, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The veteran and dedicated Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and win you the compensation you require to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, call our Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Moscow Mills, MO motor vehicle accident can result in catastrophic injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at especially high risk owing to the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they carry. Even though trucks account for only 4.6 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 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.

Moscow Mills, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an enormous duty to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Because truck accidents are so high-risk, there are firm rules that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When they do not respect 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 HK Law to get the compensation you deserve.

Who Can My Moscow Mills, 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 Moscow Mills, 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
    • Adjusting AC/Heat controls or the radio
    • Not paying attention to the road of them
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving, or being 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 securing justice for your injuries and full financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on Moscow Mills, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks usually drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they can break down rapidly. 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 regular maintenance and repairs is paramount 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 suggest that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are stringent rules about 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 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.

Regrettably, some Moscow Mills, 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 forced to finish a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Lastly, truck companies have a duty to only hire qualified 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 practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, anybody that designs or produces trucks has a responsibility to issue recalls on any component they find to be hazardous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that any device that carries "unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident" must be recalled.

Similarly, if a mechanic notes a defective component and does not fix it or does not repair 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 secured within the truck. Unequal weight distribution or shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and hurt you. If the shipping company failed to load their cargo properly, they may be at fault for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road like potholes, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can occasionally leads to truck accidents. Governments have an obligation to maintain the safety of our roadways and when they eschew that duty you may be able to hold them liable with the help of experienced and knowledgeable Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards insufficiently may also be held liable.

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 expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything they can to minimize your compensation. The ruinous consequences of truck accidents go far beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to manage yourself. Your Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you deserve. Apart from dealing with insurance companies, veteran and talented truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance 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 car 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 in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Moscow Mills, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are owed. We charge no attorney's fees unless we win your case.

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Contact Your Moscow Mills, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, the committed 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 recklessness. 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 find out 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.


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.