New Florence, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in New Florence, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers New Florence, MO. Truck accidents can have devastating ramifications that go well beyond a prototypical car accident. After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, there's the very real likelihood that you might have to deal with a mountain of medical bills and possibly months, years or even a lifetime of additional care. If you were injured because of someone else's reckless actions, you should not have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and devoted New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight on your behalf and win you the compensation you need to be made whole again. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck driver or trucking company's negligence, call our New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers today at 877-51-HKLAW or contact us online for a free consultation.


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Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any New Florence, MO motor vehicle accident can result in disastrous injuries or, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death. Victims of truck crashes are at particularly high risk due to the mere size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Even though trucks make up only 4.6 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were associated with 13.2 percent of fatal wrecks. 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 typical vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

New Florence, MO truck drivers and their trucking companies have an enormous duty to ensure everyone on the road is safe. Because truck accidents are so perilous, there are stringent rules that truck drivers and truck companies must follow. When they disregard those rules and you are subsequently injured through no fault of your own, you need to call the New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the financial recovery you are owed.

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

Each truck accident is different, and the liable parties will differ depending on what caused the crash. The experienced and dependable New Florence, 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
    • Using tobacco
    • Adjusting AC/Heat settings or the radio
    • Not paying attention to the road in front
    • Daydreaming
    • Driving while tired
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Failure to check blind spots and other unsafe lane changes
  • Speeding

If you were hurt because a truck driver did not do their job adequately and disregarded your safety, call HK Law's truck crash lawyers today to take the first step in winning justice for your injuries and fair financial compensation.

The Truck Company

Truck companies owe the same duty of care to people on New Florence, MO roads that trick drivers do. Semi-trucks usually drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and as such 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 must be a priority for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a responsibility to take care of their drivers and not overwork them. Some studies suggest that drowsy driving can be worse than drunk driving. There are stringent laws about how many miles a truck driver can drive in one day and how often they need 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 straight 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 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 consecutive day period after having 34 or more hours off-duty.

Regrettably, some New Florence, MO truck companies are concerned more about their miles than they do about doing what's right. If you were injured in a truck crash because a driver was tired, it may be because they forced to complete a delivery even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Lastly, truck companies have an obligation to only hire qualified drivers. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License in order to legally operatea semi-truck. If a truck company hires someone who does not have the proper license, has a history of drunk driving or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held to blame for their negligent hiring process.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or produces trucks has a responsibility to issue recalls on any device they find to be dangerous. 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 defective part and does not fix it or does not repair it properly, HK Law's truck crash lawyers may be able to hold them accountable.

The Shipping Company

Cargo needs to be properly loaded so that the weight distribution is balanced and the cargo is safely affixed within the truck. Unequal weight distribution or shifting cargo could cause the truck to roll-over and injure you. If the shipping company neglected to load their cargo properly, they may be responsible for your injuries.

Local or State Government

Dangers in the road including broken pavement, loose guard rails or malfunctioning traffic lights can frequently result in truck accidents. Governments have a duty to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them accountable with the help of experienced and knowledgeable New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors that repaired the hazards incorrectly may also be held responsible.

Do I Need Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck accident, then you definitely need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to lessen your financial recovery. The catastrophic ramifications of truck accidents go well beyond a normal fender bender that you might be able to manage on your own. Your New Florence, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you deserve. Other than dealing with insurance companies, accomplished and savvy truck crash lawyers will:

  • Acquire and analyze evidence, including:
    • The truck's black box
    • Surveillance from inside the truck
    • Close-by surveillance video
    • Witness statements
    • Police reports
    • The scene of the accident
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Manage all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Review you medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle crash 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 in front of a judge and jury if we cannot secure a fair settlement offer

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 we win your case.

The personal injury lawyers at HK Law have experience arguing and winning a wide array of personal injury cases. Check out the links below to see more about the services we offer.


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

If you have been harmed in a truck crash 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 exorbitant medical expenses and lost wages because of somebody else's negligence. Let us fight for you to win you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 877-51-HKLAW 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.


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.