Oakville, MO

Truck Crash Lawyers in Oakville, MO


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Truck Crash Lawyers Oakville, MO. Truck accidents can have catastrophic repercussions that go well beyond a prototypical car accident. After suffering 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 harmed because of somebody else's recklessness, there's no reason you should have to go through your recovery alone. The accomplished and dedicated Oakville, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote are here to fight for you and win you the compensation you are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck driver or trucking company's thoughtlessness, reach out to our Oakville, MO truck crash lawyers today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free consultation.


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Oakville, MO Truck Crash Lawyers: The Statistics

Any Oakville, MO motor vehicle accident can lead to disastrous injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death. People who were injured as the result of truck accidents are at extremely high risk owing to the utter size of semi-trucks and the force they expel. Even though trucks make up just under 5 percent of registered vehicles in 2016, trucks and large buses were associated with 13.2 percent of traffic related fatalities. In fatal truck accidents, 72 percent of of fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles, not the truck. Most trucks are 20-30 times heavier than standard vehicles and take 20-40 percent more time to reach a complete stop.

Because truck accidents in Oakville, MO are so perilous, there are strict rules that truck drivers and truck companies must observe. When their negligence in following those rules injures you, you need to call the Oakville, MO truck crash lawyers of HK Law to get the recovery you are owed.

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

The circumstances of each crash are different, and who we can hold accountable depends on how your specific crash happened. The talented and capable Oakville, MO truck crash lawyers at Halvorsen Klote will conduct a full investigation into your crash to determine liability. The following 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 negligent driving. Examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving, including driving while
    • Texting, or using their phone in any manner
    • Eating or drinking
    • Using tobacco
    • Changing climate controls 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 well over the speed limit

If you were injured because of a negligent truck driver, call HK Law'struck crash lawyers today to start on your journey winning a full financial recovery for your injuries.

The Truck Company

Truck companies can be just as negligent as Oakville, MO truck drivers. Semi-trucks are in constant use and consequently can break down frequently. While trucks can be pulled over for inspection, they are too numerous for the Department of Transportation to be able to monitor every single truck. That's why regular maintenance and repairs should be a priority for truck companies.

Additionally, truck companies have a duty to their drivers are not overworked. Some studies demonstrate that drowsy driving impairs a driver more than drunk driving. There are stringent rules concerning how much truck drivers can drive within a certain period. The regulations 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 on duty all 14 of those hours;
  • A 30-minute driving break after eight hours straight hours of driving;
  • A 60/70-hour limit in 7/8 consecutive days, and a driver may only restart the 7/8 consecutive day period after being off duty for at least 34 hours.

Sadly, some Oakville, 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 forced to keep driving even when they had already exceeded driving limits.

Finally, truck companies must only hire drivers who are capable of driving safely. Truck drivers need a Commercial Driver License before they can be hired. If a truck company hires someone who does not have the proper license, has a history of traffic violation or is otherwise unqualified to drive a truck, they can be held responsible for their negligent hiring practices.

The Truck Manufacturer and Mechanics

Like car manufacturers, any company that designs or produces trucks has a duty to issue recalls on any part they find to be dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 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 an issue and does not fix it or does not fix it adequately, 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 fastened within the truck. Uneven weight distribution can lead to roll over accidents. If the shipping company did not load their cargo properly, you can also file a claim against them.

Local or State Government

Roadway hazards including potholes, loose guard rails or faulty traffic lights can sometimes result in truck accidents. Governments have a responsibility to keep our roadways safe and when they neglect that duty you may be able to hold them responsible with the help of experienced and knowledgeable Oakville, MO truck crash lawyers. Third party contractors hired to repair the hazards poorly may also be included in your claim.

Is it Worth it to Get Oakville, MO Truck Crash Lawyers?

If you have been injured in a truck crash, then you unquestionably need to hire a lawyer. Truck drivers and trucking companies have expensive insurance policies and their insurance adjusters will put a lot of hours into trying to lower how much money you get. The catastrophic repercussions of truck accidents go far beyond a normal claim between two civilian motorists that you might be able to deal with without an attorney. Your Oakville, MO truck crash lawyers at HK Law understand how to suitably value, negotiate and recover for you the compensation you are owed. Apart from handling insurance companies, veteran and knowledgeable 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 crash site
    • Employer records
    • Maintenance records
  • Oversee all communication, litigation, and documentation
  • Go through your medical records
  • Work with medical and motor vehicle crash experts to determine negligence and suitably calculate the value of your claim
  • Keep in constant communication with you
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury if we cannot obtain a fair settlement

Our Oakville, MO truck crash lawyers know how to get you the full compensation you deserve. We charge 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 dedicated and savvy 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 on your behalf to win you the recovery you are owed. Call us today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online to find out more about how the Oakville, 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.