New Florence, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in New Florence, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers New Florence, MO. Truck accidents cause devastating injuries. After being injured in a truck accident, you're probably facing exorbitant medical expenses and possibly even long-term or permanent disability. If you were harmed because of another person's negligence, you need an attorney by your side to make sure you are fairly compensated. The accomplished and dedicated New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and get you the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, call our New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.


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New Florence, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any New Florence, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck accidents are at especially high risk owing to the sheer size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Even though trucks make up only under 5 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses caused 13.2 percent of fatal crashes. In fatal truck accidents, Almost three-quarters of of fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times more massive than passenger vehicles and have 20-40 percent increased stopping time.

Because truck accidents in New Florence, MO are so dangerous, there are firm rules that truck drivers and truck companies must observe. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to contact the New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you deserve.

Who Can My New Florence, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Find Liable for My Injuries?

Each truck accident is ]unique, and the liable parties will differ depending how and why your specific crash happened. The knowledgeable and capable New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law 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, nearly nine-tenths 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
    • Smoking
    • Changing AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Not paying attention to the road in front
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while drunk or otherwise impaired
  • Reckless driving
  • Neglecting to check blind spots
  • Driving too fast for road conditions

If you were harmed because a truck driver did not do their job correctly and didn't care about your safety, call Halvorsen Klote'struck crash lawyers today to start on your journey getting great financial compensation for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as liable as New Florence, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks generally drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and consequently they need to be maintained properly. While trucks are often pulled over for inspection, there are simply too many on the New Florence, MO roads for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. That's why consistent maintenance and repairs is essential for truck companies.

In addition, truck companies have a responsibility to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are strict regulations about how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. 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 the entire time;
  • A half-hour 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 New Florence, MO truck companies care more about their bottom line than they do about keeping everyone safe. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was tired, it's possible that they forced to complete a delivery even when it violates federal regulations.

Lastly, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally drive a semi-truck. If a truck company hires a driver who is untrained, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they are liable for not hiring a qualified driver.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Anyone involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and sale of trucks has a responsibility to make sure they are safe to reach the market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that any device 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 may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be correctly loaded so that the cargo is safely affixed within the truck. Uneven weight distribution can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company failed to guarantee the safety of their shipping practices, they may be to blame for your injuries.

A Governmental Entity

Dangers in the road such as broken pavement, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can frequently cause truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to design and maintain roadways safely and when they fail in that duty you may be able to seek compensation from them with the help of veteran and knowledgeable New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that fixed the hazards insufficiently may also be included in your claim.

Do I Need New Florence, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been harmed 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 put a lot of hours into trying to lower your compensation. The devastating repercussions of truck accidents go well beyond a common fender bender that you might be able to deal with on your own. Your New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to properly value, negotiate and recover for you the recovery you are owed. Other than handling insurance companies, seasoned and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Gather and evaluate evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from the truck's cab
    • Nearby surveillance footage
    • Eyewitness depositions
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage the entire legal process
  • Review your medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle collision experts to determine negligence and suitably determine how much compensation you are owed
  • Keep you consistently updated on the status of your case
  • Take your case to trial if the insurance and trucking company will not be reasonable in negotiations

Our New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full financial recovery you are owed. We charge no attorney's fees unless you get the full compensation you deserve.

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Contact Your New Florence, MO Truck Crash Lawyers Today | HK Law

If you have been hurt in a truck crash because someone else was negligent, the devoted and knowledgeable truck crash lawyers of Halvorsen Klote will take up your case. You should not have to worry about outrageous medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's reckless actions. Let us fight for you to secure you the compensation you are owed. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to find out more about how the New Florence, 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.